About this project
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) is leading a project to design and construct a new overpass over the rail lines at Holdom Avenue in Burnaby. It is part of the Burnaby Rail Corridor Improvements Project—a series of improvements identified by the Gateway Transportation Collaboration Forum, and Transport Canada as priorities.
The proposed overpass is intended to: improve safety and community; and allow for more fluid rail movement to terminals in North Vancouver.
It aligns with the City of Burnaby’s transportation plans.
The VFPA will guide the planning, design and construction of the overpass. The project will be funded by the port, Canadian National Railway and the federal government. The City would take ownership of the overpass on project completion.
The project includes:
- a four-lane overpass for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, elevating and extending Holdom Avenue south over the rail corridor and Still Creek and connecting with Douglas Road at Norland Avenue
- closure of the existing Douglas Road rail crossing to vehicles (in 2024), eliminating crossing delays caused by passing trains
Construction of the project is planned to begin in 2022, subject to approval by Burnaby City Council. Prior to this time, the port authority is conducting extensive public consultation that includes reports back to the community and to Burnaby City Council. The Phase Two: Engagement Summary Report is now complete, providing information about what the VFPA heard from the community about the updated overpass design and public space work within the area.