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10/30/2012


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Canada awards another 'early works' contract for Evergreen Line



The Canadian government has awarded another "early works" construction contract for TransLink's Evergreen Line in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Hans Demolition and Excavating.

The $581,000 contract (in Canadian dollars) covers work associated with modifying three light-industrial buildings in Port Moody. The modifications are part of a series of early works construction to lay the groundwork for major construction of the Evergreen Line, Transport Canada officials said in a prepared statement.

Previously, Hans Demolition and Excavating obtained early works contracts to remove vacant buildings in Coquitlam and Burnaby.

The seven-mile Evergreen Line will link Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam via light-rail service. The project includes elevated and at-grade guideways, a 1.2-mile bored tunnel, seven stations, power substations, train operating systems, and a vehicle storage and light maintenance facility.

Construction costs for the entire Evergreen Line are estimated at $1.4 billion. The governments of British Columbia and Canada, and TransLink are funding the project. The line is scheduled to open in summer 2016.

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