64 th  Avenue / Mufford Crescent Project Status December 15, 2008
Purpose of Presentation <ul><li>To provide Council with a general background of the Project and update of the status, focu...
 
Today’s Situation <ul><li>Lives are at risk every time a train travels through the Langley municipalities </li></ul><ul><l...
 
Langley Situation CTA Warrants ALREADY exceeded for Grade Separation
32% More Trains yet ZERO avoidance or mitigation in the Langleys
VPA Plans for Deltaport <ul><li>Initially – Deltaport 3 adds a third berth which they project will increase train traffic ...
Goal and Objectives <ul><li>Improve public safety in the Roberts Bank Rail (RBR) Corridor  </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate cons...
 
Background <ul><li>June 2007 Roberts Bank Rail Corridor announced, for $307 million; 64 th /Mufford overpass is a top prio...
Background <ul><li>$51M funding agreements being finalized. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal / ToL  $  2.7M </li></ul></ul><u...
Summary of Progress  <ul><li>ALC issued an Agreement-in-Principle on November 26, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>CEAA application ...
 
 
Agricultural Land Commission <ul><li>AIP contains several conditions, generally: </li></ul><ul><li>Topsoil mitigation and ...
Public Information <ul><li>Convene a public information meeting in January 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek feedback on issues...
Critical Deliverables <ul><li>Public Info Session January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Funding Agreements January 2009 </li></ul...
Projected costs <ul><ul><li>Owner’s Engineer  $ 0.5M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Property acquisition $ 1.0M </li></ul></ul...
QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION
Vision for the Immediate Future <ul><li>Our collective input to the EAO results in Langleys’ issues being </li></ul><ul><u...
 
 
 
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Presentation to Langley Township Council by Colin Wright and Doug Hyde Dec. 15, 2008.

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64 Mufford Project Status - Dec 15, 2008

  1. 1. 64 th Avenue / Mufford Crescent Project Status December 15, 2008
  2. 2. Purpose of Presentation <ul><li>To provide Council with a general background of the Project and update of the status, focusing on forthcoming public information. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Today’s Situation <ul><li>Lives are at risk every time a train travels through the Langley municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>Long delays at rail crossings result in increased costs and environmental impacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For every minute a train blocks a crossing there is a five minute multiplier effect on traffic resulting in gridlock during peak hours </li></ul></ul>
  4. 6. Langley Situation CTA Warrants ALREADY exceeded for Grade Separation
  5. 7. 32% More Trains yet ZERO avoidance or mitigation in the Langleys
  6. 8. VPA Plans for Deltaport <ul><li>Initially – Deltaport 3 adds a third berth which they project will increase train traffic 30+% by 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Within 15 years Terminal 2 will add three more berths – six total from 2 today </li></ul><ul><li>Bring together senior governments and railway companies to ensure effective efficient goods movement </li></ul>
  7. 9. Goal and Objectives <ul><li>Improve public safety in the Roberts Bank Rail (RBR) Corridor </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate construction of a new overpass (E-W) of the RBR line near the intersection of Highway 10 & 64 th /Mufford </li></ul><ul><li>Create and begin implementation of a long term solution to reduce rail/road conflicts in the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor </li></ul>
  8. 11. Background <ul><li>June 2007 Roberts Bank Rail Corridor announced, for $307 million; 64 th /Mufford overpass is a top priority. </li></ul><ul><li>Project funding partners include Federal, Provincial, Port Metro Vancouver, Township and TransLink as the coordinating partner. </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial MoT & ToL are principal road authorities; TransLink for MRN. </li></ul>
  9. 12. Background <ul><li>$51M funding agreements being finalized. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal / ToL $ 2.7M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MOT/PMV/TransLink/ToL $48.3M </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ToL contribution $9.3M </li></ul><ul><li>ToL is risk-sharing cost overruns with Province. </li></ul>
  10. 13. Summary of Progress <ul><li>ALC issued an Agreement-in-Principle on November 26, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>CEAA application submitted, anticipate 60 day review period. </li></ul><ul><li>Property acquisition ongoing. </li></ul>
  11. 16. Agricultural Land Commission <ul><li>AIP contains several conditions, generally: </li></ul><ul><li>Topsoil mitigation and drainage improvements. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure agricultural viability and connectivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Define a drainage strategy for Milner. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure limited disturbance to farms and livestock from recreational activities. </li></ul>
  12. 17. Public Information <ul><li>Convene a public information meeting in January 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek feedback on issues such as road connections, multi-use pathway, intersection configuration. </li></ul><ul><li>Report to Council with findings and recommendations. </li></ul>
  13. 18. Critical Deliverables <ul><li>Public Info Session January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Funding Agreements January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Issue design/build RFP January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Receive proposals March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Award contract April 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Complete design by June 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Open to traffic in 2011, depending on soil conditions. </li></ul>
  14. 19. Projected costs <ul><ul><li>Owner’s Engineer $ 0.5M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Property acquisition $ 1.0M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent experts $ 0.5M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design/Build Contract $40.0M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enviro. compensation $ 1.0M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility relocation $ 4.0M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contingency (8%) $ 4.0M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total $ 51M </li></ul></ul>
  15. 20. QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION
  16. 21. Vision for the Immediate Future <ul><li>Our collective input to the EAO results in Langleys’ issues being </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Given detailed assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completely resolved by avoidance and/or mitigation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Together with Vancouver Port Authority we will achieve railway and senior government commitment towards a long term solution. </li></ul>

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