Evergreen Line Project Update — Alice emerges, completion delayed

Evergreen Line Project Update — Alice emerges, completion delayed

2015-11-28-Alice boring machine-Evergreen
On Friday, November 27, 2015, the tunnel boring machine named Alice emerged from a 2-kilometre tunnel running up Clarke Road (Snake Hill).

The tunnelling phase was extremely challenging, including having to deal with four sinkholes that appeared along the route.

Officials now expect the project will move ahead more smoothly.

The sinkholes and site remediation (including dewatering, injecting cement into the ground, and more) delayed the timeline for project completion. Originally, the line was expected to be up and running by summer 2016, but that estimate was revised to the fall of 2016. The new estimate is for sometime in the early part of 2017.

Recent media reports on the project include:
Evergreen Line surprises delay rapid transit to Port Moody and Coquitlam
Bob Mackin, November 26, 2015, Georgia Straight
Article contains some interesting history on the project.

Global TV clips, Nov. 27, 2015
Evergreen Line delay…again — lead story
Evergreen Line completion dated delayed to 2017
Evergreen Line tunnel boring complete

Previous posts:
Sinkholes along Evergreen Skytrain route through Port Moody
In the news — Sinkholes, housing affordability, remove trees and add condos

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