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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