Capilano Road open to local traffic during construction of a major water mainCapilano Road open to local traffic during construction of a major water main<div class="ExternalClassF05DB4087B434F0FA77E55AF678A80DE"><p>'A water main lasts about 100 years', noted Metro Vancouver's Community Liaison Officer Steve Billington recently to the North Shore News. Billington is working in the neighbourhood along Capilano Road during construction, and soothing traffic impacts for the new water main, aptly called the <em>Capilano Water Main</em>. </p><p>This pipe is large enough for an adult to stand in, and installation requires digging up most of Capilano Road. And so Capilano Road is closing a section at a time, north to south, with detours for residents. Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge are accessible, also with some detours. </p><p>The 100 years quote is referring to the fact that though the construction disruption is large, Metro Vancouver engineering teams don't expect to be back to replace this main for a long time. In fact, more likely the next crew will be the grandchildren of the kids in schools along the construction route right now. </p><p>To remind these local school children about construction-site safety, and to explore water conservation and how water gets to their homes, Metro Vancouver is organizing programming for schools near the construction.</p><p>The new main will deliver water from the Capilano and Seymour reservoirs to residents and businesses on the North Shore and across Metro Vancouver. Clean safe drinking water is a valuable resource, and we all need to use our water wisely.</p><p>More information is available <a href="/services/water/construction-maintenance/construction-projects/capilano-water-main-project?utm_source=newsletter37&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">online</a>. For residents in the construction zones there is also a community liaison officer and regular neighbourhood meetings. Detour information is tweeted using <a href="https://twitter.com/mvroadwork" target="_blank">@MVRoadWork</a>.</p><div class="small-6 columns"> <a href="/services/water/construction-maintenance/ConstructionProjectPictures/Capilano-Water-Main-map.jpg" target="_blank"> <img src="/services/water/construction-maintenance/ConstructionProjectPictures/Capilano-Water-Main-map.jpg" alt="" /></a> </div></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-capilanoconstruction.jpg2015-09-30T07:00:00ZGP0|#d4dd73f1-fbe7-492c-8314-7ee9fb4f0386;L0|#0d4dd73f1-fbe7-492c-8314-7ee9fb4f0386|Issue 13;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass9295D751DE1B488A91B87C0BC690A89D"><p>​Metro Vancouver is in the midst of a major infrastructure upgrade right in the middle of Capilano Road in North Vancouver. Thanks to careful planning, the road remains open to local traffic.</p></div>0