The British Columbia ministry of transportation and infrastructure has adjusted the completion date of the Evergreen light rapid transit line to fall 2016.
According to a release from the ministry, tunnel boring has been slower than anticipated, and the original date of completion of summer 2016 will not be feasible.
The Evergreen Line project remains on budget. The contractor is responsible for all costs related to the schedule delay under the terms of the fixed price contract. EGRT Construction, a consortium led by SNC-Lavalin, are carrying out design and construction of the line.
Over 50 per cent of the project is complete, including the elevated guideway on North Rd. and Clarke Rd. The elevated guideway on Pinetree Way will be complete in spring 2015, and construction on all stations on the line is in progress. Main tunnel boring started in June 2014 and is now more than 30 per cent complete.
The $1.4-billion project will link the cities of Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam with an 11-kilometre advanced light rapid transit line between Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby and Douglas College in Coquitlam.
The project ran into trouble in late October of last year when an air pocket emerged near a tunnel boring machine and caused a sinkhole.