LafargeHolcim tapped for $100M Highway 1 improvement project in Vancouver

Updated Jan 15, 2019
Artists rendering of Lynn Creek Bridge, part of Highway 1 improvement project.Artists rendering of Lynn Creek Bridge, part of Highway 1 improvement project.

The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure chose LafargeHolcim to be the prime contractor on a Highway 1 improvement project in Vancouver, Canada, worth more than $100 million (Canadian).

“We are excited to be providing general contracting services on this important infrastructure upgrade which is the largest general contracting project managed by LafargeHolcim in North America,” said René Thibault, Region Head North America, LafargeHolcim. “We were able to offer a comprehensive solution for one of the most sustainable road projects in Canada. It illustrates our expertise in construction, leveraging a network of experts across many countries who are able to address solutions from paving to soil treatments and sustainable recycling techniques.”

LafargeHolcim developed an integrated solution for the Highway 1 project, building on several products and services, including the use of recycled aggregates and a supplementary cementitious material that will enhance the desired properties of concrete.

To further improve quality and reliability, LafargeHolcim will use sensors within the structural walls of the interchanges to monitor the complete concrete pour to further reduce construction time. Barges will be used to help make moving materials to the job site more efficient and environmentally friendly.

The project is expected to be completed in 2021.