The City’s Sewer Separation Phase I is now substantially complete. Crews are completing minor deficiencies around the neighbourhood with localized disruptions of a minimum duration.
Next, the City’s contractor will pave the impacted streets starting in June. Residents will be informed of this paving program through notices in the mail, this webpage and social media.
City staff are working closely with other stakeholders in the neighbourhood, such as the Royal Columbia Hospital redevelopment, Urban Academy and Metro Vancouver, to ensure that works are coordinated to reduce disruptions.
Signage and flaggers will be in place to help navigate people around a given area of work.
|Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment||Sherbrooke St & E. Columbia Intersection||May 9th - 31st||2-way traffic on E. Columbia | 1 way traffic on Sherbrooke at times (east side) | Pedestrians may be detoured on east side|
|Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment||Allen St||Ongoing||Road Closure: Local traffic only|
|Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment||Keary St||Ongoing||Intermittent lane closure: Local traffic only|
|Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment||E.Columbia: Sherbrooke to Keary||Mid February - June||Utilities installation: Lane closures. East bike lane and east sidewalk closures in sections. Street parking impacts. Access to hospital main entrance and Emergency will be maintained. Expect Delays|
2018 Capital Paving Program
|Kelly St, Fader St, Garret St, and Wilson St from Braid St to Sherbrooke St||
June 25th , 2018 to July 31st
|Local traffic only with intermittent lane closure on South Eastbound lanes on Braid St when required|
|2018 Capital Paving Program||Braid St; E Columbia St – Rousseau St (westbound lanes)||July 7 (7am-5pm), July 6-8 (24 hours)||Traffic pattern changes will occur. Please anticipate delays.|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning June 2017, the City of New Westminster started completing sewer separation work in Sapperton. Phase 1 of the Sewer Separation program saw the installation of new storm sewers which will divert approximately 10% of the catchment’s storm flows from the combined sewers. Subsequent phases of this project will result in approximately 30% diversion. 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.
Please note that the City’s capital projects will be phased over the coming months in coordination with other significant construction projects taking place in the area.
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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.
Should you require further information regarding the sewer separation portion of the project, please contact Amir Aminpour, Engineering Projects Manager, at 604.515.3796 or by email at email@example.com
For further information on the paving portion of the project please contact Peter Tsoutsouras at 604-636-4340 or firstname.lastname@example.org