The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) has completed its Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor project. The road is now fully operational for container trucks to travel to and from the newly opened southern gate at the DP World-Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal.
Owned by the PRPA, the private haul road and two additional rail sidings will make port activities safer and more competitive. In addition to improving vehicle and pedestrian safety, the more efficient route will significantly reduce container traffic, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75 per cent, as well as wear and tear on provincial and municipal road infrastructure.
The five-kilometre (3.1-mile) road and rail corridor between DP World’s Fairview Container Terminal and Ridley Island is a critical component of the Prince Rupert Gateway’s intermodal network, a closed-loop system of road and rail infrastructure that connects transloading and marine terminal operations within the port’s existing footprint.
Launched in 2011 with a feasibility study, the Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor project was carried out in collaboration with municipal, Indigenous and other local community stakeholders. The $135-million construction project and associated habitat compensation work was done by the Coast Tsimshian Northern Contractors Alliance (CTNCA), a local First Nations joint venture led by the Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation.