Project Summary

FTG Constructors

$700 Million

Construction Management, Project Management

Utility, Transportation

Project Description

Approximately 40 km long, South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) is a four-lane expressway along the south side of the Fraser River. It is part of Highway 17 in Metro Vancouver, which connects the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in southwest Delta to 176 Street (Highway 15) in North Surrey. Strategically located, SFPR also connects to Highways 1, 91, 99 and the Golden Ears Bridge. It has removed heavy truck traffic from local roads, reduced travel times through the region, and improved access to major trade gateways and industrial areas.

RAM’s Role

RAM was retained by the joint venture FTG Constructors, comprising of Ledcor, Dragados, BelPacific and Vancouver Pile Driving. This $700 million P-3 project was structured as a design, build, operate, finance and maintain. RAM provided construction and project management services for technical design review in two disciplines: earthworks and utilities. RAM staff were integrated into the joint venture team and directly managed $230 million of construction scope.

Project Highlights

Some of the major items completed on the project include:

  • 20 bridges including BNSF Viaduct , an eleven span split grade structure
  • Relocation of four 750mm Fortis gas transmission lines
  • 3 interchanges
  • 11 signalized intersections
  • 385,000 mt of asphalt and 2,000,000 mt of gravel
  • 57,000m² of MSE walls

Highway 17 is also the first highway in Canada to be certified by Greenroads, which is a not-for-profit organization that advances sustainability education and initiatives for transportation infrastructure. The Project has also received an Award of Merit for Project Financing at the presentation of the National Awards for Innovation and Excellence by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). The engineering design innovations implemented in this Project was also recognized by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia and received Awards of Excellence for two consecutive years (2012 and 2013).