Due to unforeseen technical complexities, the Metro Vancouver Front Street Sewer Upgrade Project completion date has been extended to December 2018. A portion of Columbia Street will also be impacted from August 13 to the end of October.
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.
The map below shows the diversion route.
Large trucks (with three or more axles) will continue to be re-routed from Front Street to Royal Avenue via Braid Street, Eighth Avenue, and McBride Boulevard from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bus routes along Columbia Street may experience delays but are expected to function as usual.
Work will generally occur from Monday to Saturday between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. However, there may be times when crews will work extended hours in order to maintain the schedule. All work will comply with the City of New Westminster noise bylaws or granted bylaw variances.
For more information on this project, please visit www.metrovancouver.org or contact the Community Liaison Officer at 604-432-6200 or .