Pattullo Bridge Gas Line Decommissioning

The proposed project 

FortisBC Energy Inc. has an existing gas line that utilizes the Pattullo Bridge to cross the Fraser River between Surrey and New Westminster, British Columbia. Due to the Pattullo Bridge replacement project, FortisBC Energy Inc. is proposing to decommission and abandon the existing gas line on either side of the bridge. The abandonment work would require approximately six excavation sites to access the underground infrastructure. Each site would be excavated using hydrovac to expose the gas line, sectionalized from other abandoned segments and capped, followed by filling it with a flowable grout material to prevent collapse. Approximately one of the six excavation sites is located within the port authority's jurisdiction, located at 11090 Olsen Road, adjacent to Highway 1A on the south side of the Pattullo Bridge in Surrey. This site would be excavated to approximately 24 square metres and approximately two metres deep. Upon completion of the abandonment activities, each site would be restored back to a pre-construction condition.  

Latest update

Notice of Determination 

Surrey, B.C. –November 21, 2022– The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Pattullo Bridge Gas Line Decommissioning located at 11090 Olsen Road, adjacent to Highway 1A on the south side of the Pattullo Bridge in Surrey is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - November 21, 2022
1 Pattullo Bridge Gas Line Decommissioning - Public comments invited - September 16, 2022


Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4

  • Location

    • Pattullo Bridge Gas Line Decommissioning (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    FortisBC Energy Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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