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by Journal Of Commerce

Construction on the Evergreen Line's elevated guideway has come to a halt pending an investigation into equipment failure at the Coquitlam project.

Construction on the Evergreen Line's elevated guideway has come to a halt pending an investigation into equipment failure at the Coquitlam project.

According to the Ministry of Transportation, on June 17th there was an equipment failure on the Evergreen Line truss, a machine that helps build the elevated guideway for the Evergreen Line.

As a result of the incident, North Road was temporarily closed to the public to reposition a beam on the truss. This was done successfully and the road was later reopened.

Construction on the guideway on North Road will resume once an investigation is complete, the ministry said in a statement.

No one was injured during the incident and there was no damage to the guideway or columns, or other property.

According to the ministry, the incident will not affect the construction schedule for the Evergreen Line, which will open in summer 2016.

It is the second incident the project has had this year. In March, a large beam shifted during the guideway’s construction. It was later determined that a concrete space failed, causing that shift.

The $1.4-billion project will link the cities of Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam with an 11-kilometre advanced light rapid transit line between Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby and Douglas College in Coquitlam.

The project involves the construction of elevated and at-grade guideways, a two-kilometre tunnel, seven stations, power substations, train operating systems and parking facilities, as well as a vehicle-storage and light maintenance facility.

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