FortisBC is proposing to build a new gas line in Burnaby to replace the one attached to the existing Pattullo Bridge.
The province is planning to replace the Pattullo Bridge and the new design doesn’t permit a gas line on the new bridge.
The exiting gas line supplies more than 35,000 homes and businesses in Burnaby, New Westminster and Coquitlam with natural gas. This includes approximately 18,000 customers in Burnaby.
The proposed new gas line would connect from Fortis BC system in New Westminster and Burnaby, running between the intersections of Broadway and Gaglardi Way, and 16th Avenue and 1st Street.
The project is still in the early planning stages, and Fortis BC said it engaging with stakeholders, Indigenous groups and the community to gather feedback and identify ways to minimize impacts.
FortisBC is inviting the community to a virtual information sessions on July 8 and 14, which will be an opportunity to learn more, ask questions and provide feedback.
The agency expects to file an application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission later this year. If approved, construction is planned for 2022.