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JOHNSON STREET BRIDGE PROJECT COUNCIL WORKSHOP MAY 21, 2009. AGENDA. Purpose – to update Council on federal grant application and provide additional information Bridge Alignment Concept & Cross-section Approach Concepts 3D Rendering of Overall Alignment Cost Estimate Information Schedule

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agenda
AGENDA
  • Purpose – to update Council on federal grant application and provide additional information
  • Bridge Alignment Concept & Cross-section
  • Approach Concepts
  • 3D Rendering of Overall Alignment
  • Cost Estimate Information
  • Schedule
  • Permits / Approvals Process
federal infrastructure stimulus fund application
Federal Infrastructure Stimulus Fund Application
  • Submitted May 1, 2009
  • Scope and schedule outlined, to be completed by March 31, 2011
  • $63 million project cost estimate
  • Bridge crossing concept:
    • ~25 m width
    • 3-lanes
    • Bike lanes, sidewalk, trail, rail
    • New approach road alignments
cross section
CROSS-SECTION

Typical on Deck Cross Section

approach concept west side1
APPROACH CONCEPT – WEST SIDE
  • Benefits Include:
  • Maintains at-grade Esquimalt / Harbour Intersection
  • Includes overpass between E&N and GGRT Trails and improved hotel access
  • Provides cyclist / pedestrian access on both sides of bridge (N+S) at approximate 4-5% grade
approach concept east side recent concept
APPROACH CONCEPT – EAST SIDE[recent concept]
  • Benefits Include:
  • Will be able to connect Harbour Pathway in front of east abutment
  • Provides improved cyclist and pedestrian facilities
  • Provides potential train station site
double leaf bascule concept
Double-Leaf Bascule Concept
  • Benefits
    • Two smaller / lighter lift spans; less susceptible to wind loads
    • Reduced mechanical loading on each span
    • Some potential cost saving
  • Challenges
    • Power to west side of bridge
    • Mid-span rail connection
project benefits
Project Benefits
  • Expected to generate nearly 800 short-term jobs [based on 12 jobs / $1 million in value]
  • Enhanced emergency preparedness and response
  • Support to transit and passenger rail service
  • Enhanced pedestrian and cyclist facilities
  • Enhanced accessibility
  • Triple-bottom line RFP process
shovel readiness
Shovel Readiness
  • Funding application submitted May 1, 2009
  • Working towards permitting / approvals
  • Recent Federal communication indicates desire to streamline / fast-track permitting / approvals process for shovel-ready projects
  • With Federal / stakeholder support, Project will be delivered by March 2011
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