Front Street Sewer Upgrade



Front Street Sewer UpgradeFront Street Sewer Upgrade<div class="ExternalClass1902F3316DF740E79B4649AD2948D80A"><p>​As part of Metro Vancouver’s commitment to protecting public health and the environment, the Front Street Sewer Upgrade will take place at the intersection of Columbia Street and Front Street in the City of New Westminster this spring. This upgrade will provide additional sewer system reliability and capacity in order to accommodate projected population growth in New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby and Port Coquitlam.</p><p>This work will involve the construction of three large sewer pipes and two underground chambers. As a result, a small section of Front Street will be closed to all traffic (please see map below), with a short detour on Begbie Street. </p><p>The work is scheduled to take place at an accelerated rate with a fixed deadline in order to reduce the construction time and minimize impacts to the community, commuter and truck traffic.</p> </div>Columbia Street and Front Street, City of New Westminster

Project Update

  • Reminder of Truck and Traffic Detours in New Westminster - November 07, 2018

    Work continues on a major sewer infrastructure upgrade at the corner of Front Street and Columbia Street in the City of New Westminster. All drivers, particularly truckers, are asked to plan ahead and seek alternative routes to avoid congestion and delays.

    Metro Vancouver recommends large westbound trucks use the Tenth Avenue detour (via Braid Street and Eighth Avenue) in order to avoid the steep grade and congestion at McBride Street at Royal Avenue.

    Large trucks (with three or more axles) are also asked to respect City of New Westminster regulations, which do not permit trucks on Royal Avenue from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. 

    Regular eastbound traffic on Columbia Street is being diverted to Royal Avenue and the westbound lane remains open. Regular vehicle traffic can also still use Front Street, with a short detour via Begbie Street.

    A portion of Front Street between Columbia and Begbie streets remains closed to all vehicle traffic.

    Traffic control personnel are onsite at peak hours to help with circulation and pedestrian crossing at McBride Boulevard and Royal Avenue, McBride Boulevard and E. Columbia Street, and at Front Street and Begbie Street.

    Motorists should reduce speed in the area and expect delays. Please use extra caution and follow the posted signage and directions of traffic control personnel.

    All downtown businesses remain open as usual.

    The Front Street Sewer Upgrade Project is expected to be completed in December 2018.

  • Temporary Traffic Route for Columbia Street - August 01, 2018

    ​Due to unforeseen complexities in the technical nature of the work as well as unanticipated ground conditions, the project completion date has been extended to December 2018 and additional impacts to Columbia Street are expected to take place from August 13 to mid-November.

    Eastbound traffic on Columbia Street will be diverted to Royal Avenue through this phase of construction; the westbound lane will remain open.

    Thank you for your patience as we conduct this necessary work.



Map Detours Front St - 2018-11-06 Detours Front St - 2018-11-06



<div class="ExternalClassE09C63F39DB846D5AB7FA275C45271B5"><p>​Associated impacts may include: </p><ul><li>construction vehicles in the area </li><li>noise </li><li>dust </li><li>traffic delays and traffic pattern changes </li><li>parking restrictions</li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClass012E6C9BEF4042748460FFF4299E23BC"><p>During construction, Front Street between Columbia Street and Begbie Street will be closed to all traffic (please see map). Detours and safety measures will be in place.</p><p>Between August 13, 2018 and mid-November eastbound traffic on Columbia Street will be diverted to Royal Avenue through this phase of construction; the westbound lane will remain open. Crews will make efforts to open an eastbound lane on Columbia Street whenever possible.</p> <p>In addition, all truck traffic will be re-routed from Front Street to Royal Avenue. Regular traffic will still be permitted to use Front Street, with a short detour on Begbie Street.</p><p>Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are asked to pay close attention to all construction signage and to follow the direction of traffic control personnel.</p><p>Bus routes along Columbia Street may experience delays but are expected to function as usual.</p></div><div class="ExternalClassEF812F4036644ECE992C35E2C252987D"><p>Construction started in April and the project is expected to be completed in December 2018. </p> <p>Work will generally occur from Monday to Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. However, there may be times when crews will need to work longer hours or on weekends to complete certain tasks. </p><p>All work will comply with City of New Westminster bylaws or granted bylaw variances. </p></div><div class="ExternalClass5EDD6D099E1343E48470A117109C2492"><p>A Community Liaison Officer (CLO) has been assigned to this project. The CLO will meet with residents prior to construction to discuss the project impacts, compile resident feedback and be available by phone to address any on-going concerns..</p><p>To receive updates about this project, please email <a style="display:none" href="mailto:[email protected]?Subject=Foster%20Avenue">[email protected]</a> with the subject "Front Street Sewer Upgrade". </p></div>



Spring 2018 to Late 2018



Fact Sheet Sheet



<div class="ExternalClassAF2DC4A2D8D14F909BD0B442A7530699"><p>Mon. to Fri. (8 am - 4:30 pm)<br>Community Liaison Officer: 111.111.1111</p><p> <em>After-Hours Emergencies: </em><br>604-451-6610 </p><p> <em>Email:</em><br><a style="display:none" href="mailto:[email protected]?subject=Carvolth Trunk Sewer">Information Centre</a></p></div>

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