Roadworks & Construction Projects

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

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Major Roadwork & Construction Projects
  • Construction is expected to begin Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, to temporarily relocate the greenway along Cumberland Street to E. Sixth Ave in preparation for the next stage of construction at təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre, which is expected to be begin the following week. During this time, there will be single lane traffic on E. Sixth while the greenway is being built.

    Learn more about the təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre project here, including more construction updates.

  • 2021-2022 Sapperton Infrastructure Replacement Program

    Construction will begin on Richmond Street starting June 27, 2022.

    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.

    Work involving full road closures will commence Monday July 4, 2022. Each closure will have a duration of approximately 2-3 weeks. Please expect minor delays and plan for alternate routes if possible. Access to your property will be maintained at all times, however parking restrictions and assisted access may be required.

    June 27 - August 8, 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. 

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

  • 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. 

  • 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:

    Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project Municipal Agreement