As part of the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) project, the Highway 99 and Highway 17 interchange resulted in the need to relocate a large portion of existing overhead BC Hydro Double Circuit Distribution lines into an underground concrete encased duct system. Several wooden poles were utilized in the final design, as well as 615LM of 8-125mm concrete encased ducts.
Some of the major challenges faced by this work included some of the following:
RAM Engineering Role
RAM was retained by the joint venture, FTG Constructors, to engage in the preliminary design with BC Hydro, as well as to manage the civil procurement, tendering, and construction. A BC Hydro qualified civil contractor was selected to complete the civil construction, working in conjunction with Fortis gas crews