Roadworks & Construction Projects

Find information about road closures and construction projects taking place throughout New Westminster.

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Major Roadwork & Construction Projects
  • 2021-2022 Sapperton Infrastructure Replacement Program

    Final watermain tie-in work will take place at Sherbrooke Street and Richmond Street on Friday, Dec 2nd.

    Project Update

    Watermain Tie-In Work

    Final watermain tie-in work will take place at Sherbrooke Street and Richmond Street on Friday, Dec 2nd.  Water service to residents will be disconnected for approximately 6 hours between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Notices have been delivered to impacted residents.


    June 27 to end of December 2022

    Hours of Work
    Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturdays: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Click here for project map

    Residents surrounding the construction area may experience some minor inconveniences, such as noise, dust, vibration, and construction vehicle traffic. Temporary intermittent delays may be experienced. Parking restrictions and sidewalk closures will be in effect. Garbage and recycling pick up will not be impacted. 

    Project Details

    The project will include sewer separation work and replacing water mains that are at the end of their service life and due for replacement. The water main and sanitary sewer replacement program is intended to renew our aging infrastructure and to improve quality and capacity where required.

    Impacted Roads - Richmond Street

    Part 1
    Richmond Street between Simpson Street and Hospital Street

    Part 2
    Richmond Street between Hospital Street to E. Eighth Avenue

    Preparation work will begin on June 27 and will involve single lane alternating traffic around the work zone. This will last approximately one week.

    For more information on this project, please contact Amir Aminpour, Project Manager, at 604-515-3796 or 

  • Queensborough Substation Ductbank

    Lane closures are in effect from Oct. 20 - Dec 23 along Boyd St. and Wood St.

    As part of the Queensborough Substation Project, the City of New Westminster will be installing a electrical and fibre underground ductbank. Work will take place in the following locations:

    • Boyd Street between Howe Street and Boyne Street
    • Wood Street between Boyd Street and Rennie Place

    Dates: October 24 to December 23, 2022
    Time: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
    Days: Monday to Friday

    Please note:

    • 24-hour lane closure will be in effect – one lane each direction or single lane alternating traffic will be maintained
    • Temporary street parking restrictions along the south-side of Boyd Street will be in place during construction
    • No scheduled power outages are required for this work.

    Pedestrians and motorists are asked to adhere to all traffic signs and flaggers as they are directed around crews.   
    We’re sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. 
    If you have any questions or would like more information about this project, please contact Fred Thompson Contractors at 604-435-7665 or


  • Metro Vancouver Interceptor Project

    Columbia Street - Mid-Summer 2021 to Spring 2023

    The New Westminster Interceptor is a large pressurized sewer pipe that carries wastewater collected throughout the Metro Vancouver region to the Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in the City of Delta. To ensure continued protection of public health and the environment, this aging pipe needs to be repaired.

    Construction will take place along Columbia Street from Front Street to McBride Boulevard. Crews will begin construction for the most vulnerable section of pipe extending from Front Street to Blackwood Street.

    Timeline: Mid-Summer 2021 to Spring 2023

    Click here for more project information. 

  • RCH Redevelopment Project

    Phase two of the Royal Columbian Hospital redevelopment project is now underway.

    Phase two will include the construction of a new acute care tower, an underground parkade, a new main entrance, and a rooftop helipad. Some aging buildings will also be replaced along with site enhancements. Phase two construction is expected to be complete in early 2025. 

    Phase three of the redevelopment project will upgrade and expand areas in the existing Health Care Centre and Columbia Tower to support the beds and services added in phase two. Phase three is projected to start in 2023 and complete in 2026.

    Construction hours are Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm (except holidays) and Saturday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. 

    Click here to read the latest construction notice. 

    Learn more about this project on the Fraser Health website.


  • The Pattullo Bridge is a key connection between the communities of Surrey and New Westminster. The new toll-free four-lane bridge will provide important improvements for everyone using the bridge, including people who are driving, cycling or walking, as well as communities on either side of the bridge. 

    To learn more about his project, as well as upcoming construction activity, please visit:

    For construction information or concerns, please call the 24/7 Construction Information Line at 1-844-815-6149.

    For general project information, please email the project team at: , or call 778-379-2481.

    Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project Municipal Agreement