Trans Mountain completes work on time despite protests in Burnaby

Trans Mountain has completed preparatory work on time at the Burnaby and Westridge Marine terminals, despite protests nearly every day this week blocking access to the Burnaby terminal that were meant to delay construction.

Work involved removing brush and trees to clear space for permanent fencing along the property line at the Burnaby terminal, and preparatory work for the construction of the portal to the Burnaby Mountain Tunnel that will take place at a later date. The $7.4-billion pipeline expansion project includes a 2.6-kilometre tunnel between the two terminals.

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Kinder Morgan had previously indicated this work needed to be completed before migratory bird restrictions come into affect March 26. Not meeting the targeted would have delayed this phase of construction until August.

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