B.C. overpass described as key Asia-Pacific Gateway component construction under-way

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Construction of the new Philip Avenue overpass south of West 1st  St. in North Vancouver is now underway.  The project was made possible through a partnership between the federal, provincial and municipal governments and private-sector partners.

The new overpass in the North Shore Trade Area (NSTA) will decrease traffic congestion and improve safety by eliminating the at-grade rail crossing. The project will make it possible to ship products through the area using longer trains, and will reduce rail-car switching noise, shunting and whistles. It will also improve the flow of up to 3,500 vehicles that pass through the area daily, including traffic bound for marine terminals, local businesses, and the Norgate community.

The project partners are: the Government of Canada, the Province of B.C., the District of North Vancouver, CN and Kinder Morgan.

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