New West Sewer Upgrade CompleteNew West Sewer Upgrade Complete<div class="ExternalClass513140233F0C4D28A30B3D46E36C9439"><p>Front Street in New Westminster has reopened to all traffic, following an extensive sewer upgrade project that took nearly a year to complete.</p><p>The major upgrade included the construction of two large chambers, the size of a small apartment, under the intersection of Front and Columbia streets. This work was necessary ahead of the new Sapperton Pump Station becoming operational later this year. Together, the projects will provide additional sewer capacity to accommodate more people in the City of New Westminster and surrounding areas, while also reducing energy costs.</p><p>Key challenges associated with the project included the small, restrictive work zone within Front Street, which is a major regional trucking and commuter route, as well as managing live sewer flows during construction, coordinating city-wide detour routes, and keeping businesses and residents informed throughout the project.</p><p>This project is also located in an area of high archaeological potential, and First Nation monitors from Tsawwassen, Kwikwetlem and Kwantlen First Nations and Musqueam Indian Band were on hand to ensure excavated materials were handled with care.</p><p>The successful completion of the project is thanks to strong working relationships with City of New Westminster staff, the Business Improvement Association, BC Trucking Association and the patience and understanding of local residents.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-sewerupgrade.jpg2019-02-28T08:00:00ZGP0|#cad60d88-5c0c-483d-8c0b-877fe7cac52a;L0|#0cad60d88-5c0c-483d-8c0b-877fe7cac52a|Issue 50;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass8BB985C3D3944829A55B9985446EB9CD"><p>​Front Street in New Westminster has reopened to all traffic, following an extensive sewer upgrade project that took nearly a year to complete. This work was necessary ahead of the new Sapperton Pump Station becoming operational later this year.</p></div>0