FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

When did construction start?

Construction began on March 7, 2017.

How long will it take to construct the terminal?

We anticipate construction will take 3 years, with the terminal becoming operational in 2020.

What was the consultation process for G3 Terminal Vancouver?

G3 shared information on the scope of its technical studies in an online consultation between September 9, 2015 and October 7, 2015 as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Preliminary Review Phase.

G3 held an Open House on January 9, 2016 during a 20 business day consultation period from January 4, 2016 to February 1, 2016. G3 also met with local residents and businesses, First Nations, municipal staff and elected officials and other key stakeholders to receive feedback. The goal of this outreach was to ensure that project information was shared and feedback received and considered.

G3 worked closely with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, independent environmental and engineering experts, and our operational partners to study areas of public and stakeholder interest and develop mitigation measures where necessary.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority issued G3 a Project Permit on May 30, 2016 to construct G3 Terminal Vancouver with construction commencing next week.

Will G3’s construction process generate a lot of noise?

G3’s construction noise assessment indicated that G3’s facility will be unlikely to generate sound levels that would be considered an impact, with noise levels predicted to remain well below the construction noise limits of both the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver.

What traffic impacts will there be as a result of construction?

A construction traffic management plan, which emphasizes best practices, has been developed to facilitate traffic movement and to ensure traffic impacts are mitigated. Possible mitigation measures may include the use of variable message boards to inform travelers of upcoming traffic interruptions, the use of traffic control personnel (TCP’s) to help facilitate movement of vehicles, the use of paid-duty officers at signalized intersections if required, and scheduling deliveries during non-peak traffic periods.

A temporary site access road (detour) is required during the early stages of construction. This temporary access road will be implemented to accommodate the closure of Brooksbank Avenue during the construction of the new t-intersection underpass adjacent to the Brooksbank structure. The temporary site access road will tie into Harbourview Road at the east side of Lynn Creek. The temporary site access road will be decommissioned after the newly constructed t-intersection is put into service. The new t-intersection will accommodate subsequent construction traffic and activities.

Who is your construction contractor?

Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. is the design-build contractor for the project.

How can I be considered for construction opportunities?

Please send an email to info@g3terminalvancouver.ca. Your email will be passed on to the appropriate team member. Follow up – should any be required – will be sent to you directly from the appropriate G3 team member or partner organization.

How can I be considered for jobs once the terminal is operational?

G3 will develop its staffing plans closer to the time that the terminal becomes operational (2020).

Can I subscribe to email updates from G3?
Yes, please send us an email (info@g3terminalvancouver.ca) requesting to be added to our distribution list.