Concrete beams for the McKenzie interchange’s underpass are set to be lifted into place over the weekend.
The B.C. government said no lane closures are expected but drivers will see the usual delays near the Trans-Canada Highway/Admirals Road/McKenzie Avenue intersection.
On Saturday and Sunday, two spans will be lifted, each consisting of 15 beams. The concrete beams each weight between 52 and 62 tonnes, depending on length.
The north span will be 27 metres long and the south span will be 34 metres long.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said it anticipates the traffic lights at the intersection will be removed this winter. The entire project, including the loop ramp, landscaping and transit facilities, is expected to be completed by summer 2020.
The project is expected to cost $96 million, $11 million over budget.
Construction on the new interchange started in 2016 and was originally supposed to be over in 2018. The completion date was then pushed to the end of 2019 and then in April, was moved again to summer 2020.