Roadworks & Construction Projects

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

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Major Roadwork & Construction Projects
  • Metro Vancouver Interceptor Project

    Columbia Street - Mid-Summer 2021 to early 2022

    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 early 2022

    Click here for more project information. 

  • Westminster Pier Park Shoreline Work

    Work will take place along the shoreline starting February 7, 2022.

    As part of the Westminster Pier Park restoration work, crews will be performing shoreline protection work starting on February 7, 2022. Some noise from tug boats, machinery, and generators can be expected. Starting February 12, 2022, work will also take place on Saturdays starting at 7:00 am. These extended hours are required to meet the permitted in-river fisheries window which closes at the end of the month.

    For questions or concerns, please contact Amir Aminpour, Engineering Projects Manager at 604-515-3796 or

  • 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.

    Duration
    November 2021 - Summer 2022

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

    Impacted Roads

    • School Street between Devoy Street and Richmond Street
    • Richmond Street between East Eight Avenue and Simpson Street
    • Simpson Street between Richmond Street and East Columbia Street
    • Keary Street between Richmond Street and East Columbia Street
    • Buchanan Avenue between Sherbrooke Street and Hospital Street


    Click here for project map

    Impacts/Interruptions
    Some parking disruptions on impacted roads to accommodate the necessary staging areas. We respectfully ask that residents and visitors not park in these areas.

    Expect temporary road closures, traffic delays and sidewalk closures during construction. Alternate access points will be provided and advance notice will be given.

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

  • Agnes Street Greenway

    Construction on the interim Agnes Greenway is now complete. Construction of the permanent greenway is expected to commence in Winter 2021/22.

    Update (August 24, 2021)

    Greenway Users
    The interim greenway is now open for use. Please note that the interim greenway ends at Douglas College. Please stay tuned for updates as we continue to develop an interim greenway connection to Carnarvon Street.

    Transit Changes - UPDATED
    Transit routes have been adjusted. Route #103 (Victoria Hill) now operates eastbound from Fourth St. along Carnarvon Street and Elliot Street, then returns to its regular route along Agnes Street. A bus stop has been installed on Carnarvon Street at Merivale Street to serve this route. Route #105 (to Canada Games Pool and Uptown) now operates up Fourth Street to Royal Avenue, eastbound on Royal Avenue, southbound on Merivale Street, and then on its regular route along Agnes Street. A bus stop has been installed on Fourth Street at Agnes Street to serve this route. Going toward downtown and SkyTrain, both routes still operate along Agnes Street.

    See transit re-routing map with updated bus stops.

    Please note that City staff continue to work with TransLink and Coast Mountain Bus Company as we consider further changes to transit routes to address concerns being shared with us. We will share further information if changes to transit will be made.

    Driving & Parking
    A portion of Agnes Street (Merivale Street to Sixth Street) is now one-way westbound for motor vehicle traffic. Access to Merivale Street from Royal Avenue has now been re-opened to accommodate the transit routing noted above. Changes to on-street parking are in place.

    For more information on this project, please visit the Be Heard project page.

  • 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: www.pattullobridgereplacement.ca

    Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project Municipal Agreement