Sapperton Capital Projects

construction alerts

Signage and flaggers will be in place to help navigate people around a given area of work.

Project Type Location Duration Impact
City of New West - Sewer Separation Braid Street: Brunette Avenue to E. Columbia Jan 22 - 26 Hydrant installation, watermain testing, fibre optic works. Lane closures in effect 8-5pm.
City of New West - Sewer Separation Fader Street: North of Braid Street Jan 22 - 26

Watermain testing. No traffic or parking impact.

City of New West - Sewer Separation Kelly Street: Major Street to Braid Street Jan 22 - 26 Watermain testing. No traffic or parking impact.
City of New West - Sewer Separation Braid Street @ E. Columbia Jan 25-26 Utility Location, watermain installation. Lane closures in effect 8-5pm.
Urban Academy Braid Street: East of Rousseau Street Jan 22-23 Curb lane closure in effect 8-5pm
Metro Vancouver - Water Main E. Columbia St. between Major St. and Ward St. January 8 - 31 Single-lane alternating traffic.

Other major projects in the area include the redevelopment of Royal Columbia Hospital (RCH). News and updates from this project, including road closure information, can be found here.

construction disruption

Thank you for your continued patience during this necessary work. We will endeavor to minimize parking disruptions however, given the nature of the work, some disruption is inevitable. Parking concerns are being monitored closely and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Traffic detours are in place to allow safe movement of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and transit and to ensure the safety of construction crews. Please continue to follow parking signs and directions from traffic control personnel. Should you require further information regarding this project, please contact Amir Aminpour, Engineering Projects Manager, at 604.515.3796 or by email at aaminpour@newwestcity.ca

Background

Beginning June 2017, the City of New Westminster will be completing sewer separation work in Sapperton. The Sapperton Combined Sewer Separation project will see the installation of new storm sewers which will divert approximately 30% of the catchment’s storm flows from the combined sewers. The project will reduce the discharge of combined sewer overflows into the Fraser River by diverting significant amounts of storm water from combined sewers during rainfall events and providing improved storm water drainage that meets regional and federal requirements. The first phase of this project is expected to take six months to complete.

Project map

Please note that the City’s capital projects will be phased over the next 18 months in coordination with other significant construction projects taking place in the area.

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Additional Works

In addition to sewer separation work, select streets will also be receiving upgrades to the city water main system. Work will be coordinated in an efficient manner to ensure disruptions are minimized.

What is Sewer Separation?

In combined sewers, our rainwater and sewage ends up in the same pipe which goes to the treatment plant. This is fine when the weather is drier. However, during heavy precipitation events, our combined sewage and rainwater overflows into our water bodies which has significant ecological impacts and increases the risk of localized flooding.

By separating sewers, it eliminates overflow and prevents localized flooding through increased capacity. In addition, rainwater can then be used as a resource to, for instance, irrigate plants.

City Contact

Should you require further information regarding this project, please contact Amir Aminpour, Engineering Projects Manager, at 604.515.3796 or by email at aaminpour@newwestcity.ca