Sea-to-Sky Highway Infrastructure Improvement Project
Hatch Mott McDonald Engineering, Peter Kiewit and Sons Co., and BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI)
Highway 99, British Columbia
April 2005 – January 2010
The Sea-to-Sky highway winds its way up through the Coastal mountains of BC, linking communities from West Vancouver to the popular ski resort Whistler. In order to improve the road’s safety and reliability, the BC’s Ministry of Transportation initiated the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project in 2005. The Sea-to-Sky (S2S) Transportation Group committed to environmental enhancements that exceeded the obligations for environmental management of the Project identified during the proposal stage. These enhancements occurred at the environmental management plan level as well as the site-specific level.
Hatfield was responsible for the overall environmental management of the design and construction phases of the Sea-to-Sky Improvement Project from Horseshoe Bay to Whistler, BC. Duties included coordinating the input of environmental consultants, communication and liaison with multiple stakeholders, regulatory and permitting requirements, and owner/agency liaison. Hatfield developed a project-wide environmental management plan (EMP) and numerous site and activity-specific environmental work plans. The project involved an extensive environmental quality management program (EQMP) and design review process to ensure full compliance with the Environmental Assessment Certificate and associated commitments. Hatfield developed the environmental quality management system, trained staff and sub-consultants, and performed regular audits to verify compliance to the EQMP. Hatfield also designed, developed, and hosted a web-based environmental management system (EMS) for the project, accessible through a user-friendly map interface, with periodic GIS/Geomatics inputs.