Prince Rupert's Port Authority Prepares for Construction Launch of Utility Corridor

3/6/2013

Prince Rupert's Port Authority is getting ready for the construction launch of the Road, Rail Utility Corridor on Ridley Island.

The $90-million dollar project represents investments from the government of Canada and BC, CN Rail and Prince Rupert Port Authority.

According to the Port Authority's Michael Gurney, the corridor will be a shared piece of infrastructure which will enable the construction of new terminals on Ridley Island.

"This is an enormous deal for Prince Rupert, in fact this is the largest construction project to take place in Prince Rupert since the opening of the Fairview container terminal in 2007. Essentially this is a ninety million dollar construction project that is opening up the Ridley Island Industrial site to over six billion dollars of private sector investments and new terminals on Ridley Island, an enormous opportunity."

This Friday at the Port's Interpretive Centre, the grand opening will see a couple of excavators, dump trucks and representatives of the construction team and the contractor for the project.