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All Roads goes old-school with Royal Columbian Hospital area upgrades project


Date Posted : June 15, 2024

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Despite being the leader in deploying modern precision GPS and LPS technologies, All Roads uses old-school methodology at our latest project in New Westminster.


When we can't use our latest GPS technology


While the GPS precision curbing technology delivers numerous advantages, manual forming and old-school approach is still reliable and works well.

All Roads does pride itself for being the leaders in the industry and using the latest precision GPS and LPS technologies for our paving and concrete pouring projects. However, on this project, because there are very tight clearances with lane width and two lanes of traffic must be freely moving at all times, we are tackling this build in a conventional way by hand forming everything and pouring a concrete with old-school methodology.

We are excited to make on-schedule progresses at the Royal Columbian Hospital area upgrades project in New Westminster. Due to the project site being in front of the hospital's trauma center entrance, it poses significant operational challenges, such as hospital's needs for patients' unobstructed access must be met, businesses on either side of the road must remain open, as well as heavy pedestrian traffic.

We've had extensive consultations with Fraser Health, discussing the methodology of building this project as smooth as possible for all stake holders involved. We have the best crews in the industry thus we always find the way to make it work.

While the GPS precision curbing technology delivers numerous advantages, manual forming and old-school approach is still reliable and works well.

"The major difference from doing it through GPS technology is speed and labour involved to perform this work. Hand forming and finishing is definitely more labour intensive, but at the end of the day, the result is the same high-quality product that meets all required specifications.", says Kyle Blakeborough, the project's superintendent.

"We are never in a pinch because our crews are trained and know how to work and use both approaches . So, it is nice knowing we can come in and do whatever the job restrictions require. We can make it happen."

This is a broad scope project that covers full-depth re-build of the road at two major intersections, new sidewalks, bicycle paths, and storm drainage system and signalization upgrades.

Once completed, we will have self-performed 3,700 cubic meters of excavating, 2,000 meters of curb construction, and 3,000 square meters of concrete work. This is a project value of $6,100,000.00.