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Early work has begun on Victoria's $303.9-million Belleville marine terminal redevelopment project.

Work Begins on Victoria’s $303.9M Belleville Terminal Redev

Early work has begun on Victoria’s $303.9-million Belleville marine terminal redevelopment project.

The provincially owned terminal serves as the dock for the vehicle-passenger ferry between Victoria and Seattle and also services vessels transporting people and goods. The Canadian government has $41.6 million to the project.

“This terminal represents a critical trade junction for our region and the country as a whole,” said Rob Fleming, B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure, in a news release. “Moving forward with this project to transform it into an improved, modern entry point will not only generate economic growth on both sides of the border, it will make travel more convenient and enjoyable for the people travelling through this hub every year.”

Surrey, B.C.-based Willow Spring has been awarded the construction contract for the first phase of a steamship temporary terminal. The early work is expected to conclude in fall 2024.

Duncan, B.C.-based Pacific Industrial and Marine has received the contract to modify the wharf. Off-site modification work is set to begin near Cowichan Bay, B.C., this this summer.

The project is also advancing toward its second phase, which involves permanent upgrades to the terminal. Shortlisted proponents include Toronto-based EllisDon, KL Belleville Terminal Partners and Montreal-based Pomerleau.

The project is slated to be completed in 2028.


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