As part of the South Fraser Perimeter Road project, the existing alignment of River Road between Nordel Way and Arpe Road was shifted to the south, which resulted in several major utility relocations. The Telus Fibre Optic underground relocation occurred during two separate phases of work, with Phase 1 comprising of 250LM of Direct Buried PVC ducts and Phase 2 consisting of 450LM of Concrete Encased ducts. With both phases, various manholes and service vaults were also installed.
Throughout the many phases of construction, a variety of challenges were faced, including:
RAM Engineering Role
RAM was retained by the joint venture, FTG Constructors, to engage in preliminary design with Telus, as well as managing of the procurement, tendering, and construction phases. The primary electrical civil contractor was utilized during the subgrade construction phase to install the conduit.