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

  • New Truck Detour Route for Front Street in New Westminster - May 10, 2018

    ​Due to the sewer upgrade project on Front Street between Columbia Street and Begbie Street in the City of New Westminster, westbound truck traffic (with 3 axles or more) will now be detoured via Braid Street and East Eighth Avenue to McBride Boulevard, then onto either East Tenth Avenue or Royal Avenue. Severely restricted lane widths near the construction work zone will restrict the passage of all large vehicles.

    Regular vehicle traffic can still use Front Street, with a short detour via Begbie Street.

    Motorists should reduce speeds in the work zones and expect delays. Please use extra caution near pedestrian areas and follow posted signage and the directions of traffic control personnel.

  • Project Update - April 13, 2018

    ​Front Street between Columbia and Begbie streets in the city of New Westminster will be closed to all vehicle traffic for approximately six months, starting Monday, April 16, 2018.

    Regular vehicle traffic can still use Front Street, with a short detour on Begbie Street.

    Trucks with three or more axles will not be permitted on Front Street and will be rerouted to Royal Avenue.

    Businesses along Front Street will be open as usual. Bus routes along Columbia Street may experience delays.

    Further details on traffic and access impacts, and hours of work are listed below.



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<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>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 is expected to start in April and take approximately six months to complete. </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 href=""></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: 604-432-6200</p><p> <em>After-Hours Emergencies: </em><br>604-451-6610 </p><p> <em>Email:</em><br><a href=" Trunk Sewer">Information Centre</a></p></div>

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