Capilano Water Main Project



Capilano Water Main ProjectCapilano Water Main Project<div class="ExternalClass138B5203D5CA4AF79CCE867D21212F50"><p>To ensure the safe and reliable delivery of clean drinking water across the region, Metro Vancouver, has been undertaking a major regional infrastructure project called the Capilano Water Main Project. This project involves replacing an aging water main, installing new valve chambers, and connecting the new main to the existing system. </p><p>In the summer of 2016, crews completed the construction of the new 2-metre diameter water main, which was installed along Capilano Road, between Cleveland Dam Road and Edgemont Boulevard in the District of North Vancouver. It is now delivering drinking water to residents and businesses on the North Shore and across the region. </p><p>The remaining component of this project is the construction of the Edgemont Valve Chamber on Edgemont Boulevard, immediately east of Capilano Road. The valve chamber will house underground pipe connections that will control the flow of water through the mains in the area. </p></div>Capilano Road, District of North Vancouver

Project Update

  • Bus 232 Route Changes - November 09, 2016

    Due to the construction of the Edgemont Valve Chamber, schedule and service for Bus 232 will temporarily be rerouted along Montroyal Boulevard and Highland Boulevard. This reroute will be in place from November 14, 2016 until the project is complete in June 2017. See reroute map in Maps & Schedule.

    Fast facts when commuting in the area:

    • Bus 232 is temporarily not servicing Capilano Road
    • Bus 232 will not be stopping along Highland Boulevard, except at Handsworth Road
    • Buses 236, 246, and 247 are not affected
    • Commuters can now transfer at the temporary bus stop at Montroyal Boulevard at Capilano Road
    • For information on transit services and schedules, call 604-953-3333 or visit the TransLink website.


  • Valve Chamber Construction underway until end of May 2017 - October 31, 2016

    ​Starting as early as  November 1, 2016, construction on the Edgemont Valve Chamber will take place on Edgemont Boulevard, immediately east of Capilano Road. As a result, the following traffic pattern changes will occur:

    • Access to/from Capilano Road from Edgemont Boulevard will be closed until end of May 2017
    • At times, Capilano Road at Edgemont Boulevard will experience single-lane alternating traffic

    Transit bus service and schedules will change, please visit or call 604-953-3333



Capilano Water Main Project timeline Water Main Project timeline
Edgemont Valve Chamber location map Valve Chamber location map



<div class="ExternalClassF8FB73330ECF40BA8E20E6762F863F5D"><p>Valve Chamber Construction Activities:</p><ul><li>Excavation and construction of the chamber floor and walls </li><li>Installation of pipes, valves, and electrical cables </li><li>Construction of the chamber roof </li><li>Installation of above-ground features (such as kiosk and air vents). See details on reverse. </li><li>Restoration of the affected area</li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClass2E9A9B9DAEFE4F769BD048D450AE3212"><p>Due to the location of the new underground valve chamber, access to Capilano Road from Edgemont Boulevard will be closed throughout construction. No impacts to driveways along Edgemont Boulevard are anticipated, however, we will actively monitor traffic activity throughout the construction period and adjust the traffic management program where necessary.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass2C7CDAFCBAC647AD92A0A6F03CFBA31C"><p>Monday to Friday- 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. <br>Reduced hours on Saturdays</p> <p>The construction schedule and method have been designed to complete the work as quickly as possible while ensuring local residents and businesses receive respite from construction impacts at night and on Sundays.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass9F5224E2064C4816AC5E1A261AC2274D"><p>​<strong>Past Events:</strong></p><p>Early and ongoing engagement with the District of North Vancouver Community Monitoring Advisory Committee has been taking place since 2013. </p></div><div class="ExternalClassC9E253E93ED845BC9EB4E5735EF3E8DE">Metro Vancouver is working with the community to ensure concerns and interests are heard and considered. A Community Liaison Officer has been appointed to this project and is available to speak to residents and businesses about the project. To speak with your Community Liaison Officer see our "Contact" information.</div>



Construction period: Summer 2016 - Spring 2017



Capilano Water Main Project Overview Water Main Project Overview
Capilano Water Main Project Managing Construction Impacts Water Main Project Managing Construction Impacts
Capilano Water Main Project Traffic Management Fact Sheet Water Main Project Traffic Management Fact Sheet
Capilano Water Main Public Meeting Summary - March 31, 2015 Water Main Public Meeting Summary - March 31, 2015
Capliano Water Main Project - Terms of Reference Water Main Project - Terms of Reference
Edgemont Valve Chamber Fact Sheet Valve Chamber Fact Sheet



<div class="ExternalClass010E82E07CFE4F949600598C10605132"><p>​<strong>Mon. to Fri. (8 am - 4:30 pm)<br></strong>Community Liaison Officer: 604-432-6200</p><p> <strong>After-Hours Emergencies: <br></strong>604-451-6610 </p><p> <strong>Email:</strong><br> <a href=" Main"> Information Centre</a></p> </div>

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