Highway 15 (176 Street) Upgrading - Surrey, BC

Client: BC Ministry of Transportation / Focus Corporation

The Highway 15 corridor serves as a major north-south route in the Lower Mainland. It provides access to Highways 99 and 91 via 8th Avenue and it connects two provincial east-west routes, Highway 10 and Highway 1 (TCH), with the U.S. Pacific Highway Border Crossing. The Pacific Highway Border Crossing lies at the southern terminus of Highway 15. It is the busiest truck crossing in the Lower Mainland and the Province of British Columbia.

The project involved the preliminary and detailed design of 4.3km of highway widening (2-lanes undivided to 4-lanes divided) to improve safety and traffic capacity between 32 Avenue and 52 Avenue in Surrey, B.C. InterCAD's scope of work also included improvements to the City of Surrey's Burrows Ditch drainage system to service agricultural properties fronting the highway. InterCAD was responsible for preliminary and detailed highway design, property acquisition plans, highway and municipal drainage system design, construction specifications and tendering documents, and construction cost estimates.

Construction activities were phased in order to preload areas of widening to facilitate consolidation of underlying, deep peat soils; designs and drawings were prepared to facilitate placement and monitoring of granular preload over a 12 to 18 month period. Phased construction of a new bridge crossing of the Nicomekl River was also required.

Highway 95A Improvements - Kimberley, BC

Client: BC Ministry of Transportation

This project was a joint venture between the Ministry of Transportation and the City of Kimberley to upgrade the existing highway and revitalize the pedestrian corridor through the downtown district. Two hundred commercial/residential properties fronted the works which required design grading to meet existing properties and building frontages along the full extent. Designs called for roadside parking for the commercial and residential properties, intersection bump-outs to provide traffic calming, and enhancing of pedestrian sidewalks with improved roadway crossings and stamped coloured concrete boulevards.

This project involved preliminary, functional and detailed design of approximately 3.7km on Highway 95A through the City of Kimberley which included pavement rehabilitation, new curb and gutter, sidewalk, intersection bump-outs at 15 intersections with municipal side streets and drainage upgrades. Responsibilities included highway and drainage design, client liaison and reporting, construction estimates and quality control. During the preliminary design stage, InterCAD prepared story boards and supporting material and attended a public open house to respond to questions and familiarize those attending the event with the scope of project.

InterCAD completed the works within original engineering design budgets which included extension of the design scope and submission of the final tender contract deliverables one month ahead of schedule, at the request of the client. Our efforts were recognized by the Ministry of Transportation, as InterCAD was awarded with the first place Deputy Minister's Consulting Engineer Award for design and contract preparation.

Sea to Sky Highway Improvements - Britannia Beach, BC

Client: BC Ministry of Transportation / S2S Transportation Group

This project consisted of two distinct assignments. The first for the BC Ministry of Transportation consisted of the preliminary design of the Sea to Sky Highway improvements between Minaty Bay and Murrin Park through Britannia Beach (Section 6) in advance of the eventual Design-Build-Operate procurement by the Province. The preliminary design also included a functional design assessment to determine whether the existing highway should be upgraded or a new upper level bypass constructed.

The second assignment involved working as part of the DBFO project team, responsible for the preliminary and detailed design of DB Section 6 between Minaty Bay Hill and Britannia Beach, including new bridged crossing of Britannia Creek. Preliminary and detailed designs included grading and paving, drainage, retaining walls, major culvert upgrades at Daisy Creek and Thistle Creek, intersection improvements including a new signalized intersection at Britannia Beach community, and new bridge crossing of Britannia Creek. Also responsible for detailed design of highway improvements through IR24 just south of Squamish; included grading and paving, drainage, intersection improvements.

64 Street & 36 Avenue Underpasses and Approach Roads - Delta, BC

Client: BC Ministry of Transportation / Ausenco Sandwell

Preliminary and detailed design of two approach roadways and grade-separated overheads crossing the South Fraser Perimeter Road and BC Rail lines on 64 Street and 36 Avenue in Delta, BC. Included property acquisition, preload design, utility relocation, detours and traffic management design, grading and drainage, profile analyses for selection of optimum structural design, contract documentation and tendering, and as-constructed drawing preparation. Worked as a subconsultant to Ausenco Sandwell as highway design consultant.