Road, Rail and Utility Corridor
The project will be constructed to include an access road, rail loop, utilities, onshore terminal infrastructure and marine components.The completion of this project will act as a catalyst for further developments at the Ridley Island Industrial Park. By providing vehicle and rail access as well as basic utilities to prospective users, the Prince Rupert Port Authority will be able to attract investments consistent with the 2020 Gateway Vision.
The first phase of The Road Rail Utilitity Corridor Project at Ridley Island consists of three inbound and two outbound tracks for coal, potash and other bulk terminal developments, two additional tracks that form a loop around the main part of Ridley Island and one new track that extends off the rail loop towards Ridley Terminals.
The full build out of the Ridley Island road, rail and utility corridor will consist of:
The access road, which will be two lanes wide paralleling the rail lop and include an overpass at the northwest corner of the loop and an underpass at the southern end of the loop. The overpass and underpass will provide vehicle access to the potash terminal, lands within the rail loop, and lands at the south end of the island.
A new approximately 3.4 km 69 kV powerline, owned by the PRPA, connecting Ridley Island and proposed development sites to the existing power transmission system.
An approximately 7,818 m rail loop corridor with capacity for 14 inbound tracks and 11 outbound tracks.