Mayor and council break ground in front of Nicomekl Bridge

City of Surrey broke ground yesterday on the new Nicomekl River Bridge crossing on King George Boulevard, which will replace the aging two-lane timber trestle bridge and the decommissioned single-lane Bailey Bridge.

January 19, 2022
Surrey Invests
Media Release

Surrey, BC – City of Surrey broke ground yesterday on the new Nicomekl River Bridge crossing on King George Boulevard, which will replace the aging two-lane timber trestle bridge and the decommissioned single-lane Bailey Bridge. The new crossing will increase capacity for this busy corridor from three vehicle lanes to four and add multi-use paths for walking and cycling.

“With some parts of our region still feeling the devastating impacts of last year’s flood events, we have seen firsthand just how critical it is to replace aging infrastructure,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “A modern crossing is long overdue and the new Nicomekl Bridge will ensure there is safe and efficient movement for people, goods, and emergency vehicles in and out of the growing South Surrey community. I am really proud of our continued commitment to public safety and would like to thank the Provincial Government for their collaboration on this project.”  

Construction is anticipated to be complete by winter 2022/2023. Delays are anticipated throughout construction and drivers are encouraged to consider alternate routes. 

The total project cost is estimated at $22.5 million and is being led and delivered by the City of Surrey.

There will also be other road improvements made along King George Boulevard from the Park and Ride intersection to Crescent Road. These improvements, along with the new crossing will increase the safety, connectivity and traffic flow in this corridor which is a critical link in connecting Surrey’s communities to each other and the region.

To learn more about the project, visit surrey.ca/nbridge.

Contact Info

Media Enquiries:                                                                     

Oliver Lum                                                                                
Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations     
Office of the Mayor                                                                 
City of Surrey                                                                            
604-591-4519                                                                           
owlum@surrey.ca