A construction worker adjusts reinforcing rods at the Mufford overpass on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The overpass is part of a $307 million project which will see eight overpasses and one railway siding built along a 70-km stretch of track.

Mufford overpass work entering next phase

Foundation work now underway on $51 million Langley railway overpass project

The $51 million Mufford overpass project in Langley has entered its next phase.

A construction update issued on behalf of the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC) program said crews have finished widening Mufford Crescent to accommodate a detour and the future four-lane road that is part of the new rail overpass project.

Pavement has been laid.

Pile-driving is underway and workers are installing the metal reinforcing rods for the foundations.

The Mufford project is part of a $307 million plan to build eight overpasses and one railway siding along the 70-km stretch that connects Roberts Bank, which contains Canada’s largest container port (Deltaport) and coal terminal (Westshore) to the North American railway network.

Currently, the tracks carry up to 18 trains per day, many of them more than two kilometres long and that traffic is expected to increase to 28 to 38 trains a day by 2021.

Once completed, the new four‐lane overpass will run northeast of the existing Mufford Crescent crossing carrying vehicles above the railroad and Glover Road.

About half of the money for Mufford, $24 million, comes from TransLink.

The rest come from the province ( $12.5 million), the Township of Langley ($9.3 million), the federal government ($3.1 million) and Port Metro Vancouver ($2.1 million).

The Langley project will include a high-tech rail crossing information system using electronic billboards to alert drivers to avoid level crossings and re-route to the overpass when a train is passing through.

Just Posted

‘It’s like a party in your mouth’

Langley creator’s Milkshake Burger makes its debut at the PNE

Grass fire closes Mufford overpass to traffic

Township fire crews using ladder truck to battle blaze

Chilliwack gymnast to compete in Pan American Championships

Canadian national teamer Zachary Clay travels to Peru in September for international competition.

Trinity Western University changes controversial covenant

Pledge forbidding sexual intimacy outside of marriage optional, but only for students

Pitt Meadows airport manager resigns

Guy Miller was just two months on the job

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

RCMP to search for body after man drowns in B.C.’s Buntzen Lake

Officers and fire crews responded but the man from the Lower Mainland is believed to have drowned.

Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids

Canada’s police chiefs are urging Ottawa to beef up its fight against the opioid scourge by closely vetting people who import pill presses

Hot, dry conditions forces drought rating to highest level on Vancouver Island

The province says Vancouver Island is under Stage 4 drought conditions

Victoria police say explicit calls continue to target women

Over 50 reports of unwanted, sexually explicit calls have come in

Get involved in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

Environmental organization develops app to help with the nationwide count

Pesticides linked to bee deaths will be phased out in Canada, sources say

Neonicotinoids, or neonics, are a class of pesticides used by farmers and hobby gardeners alike

Wildfire smoke blankets B.C. and Alberta, prompting air quality advisories

About 25 new wildfires were sparked between Monday morning and midday Tuesday

Most Read