The Government of Canada and Port Metro Vancouver announce the completion of the Roberts Bank Causeway Overpass
The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Delta—Richmond East, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today celebrated the completion of the new Roberts Bank Causeway Overpass, along with Cliff Stewart, Vice President of Infrastructure Delivery of Port Metro Vancouver (PMV). This major infrastructure project will improve container handling capacity, as well as increase rail capacity and enhance the safety and fluidity of traffic to and from the Deltaport Container Terminal in Delta, British Columbia, the company said in its press release.
The project involved the construction of a two-lane overpass that will provide grade separation between rail tracks and the Roberts Bank Causeway access road adjacent to the Deltaport Container Terminal. This separation of road and rail traffic will improve safety for transportation operators involved in the movement of goods for international trade. It will also significantly improve the fluidity of inbound and outbound containers and contribute to additional capacity at the terminal.
The overpass project is an essential element of the Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project (DTRRIP), which is a near-term plan developed by the port to reduce delays and inefficiencies in rail and truck operations and to increase cargo-handling capacity at Deltaport.
This project plays an essential role in Canada’s Asia-Pacific trade by improving the efficiency of the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC), which serves the Deltaport Container Terminal, the largest container terminal in Canada.