Roadworks & Construction Projects

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Major Roadwork & Construction Projects
  • Sapperton Great Streets - RCH Redevelopment

    Mid-May 2024 through February 2025

    The Royal Columbian Hospital redevelopment project aims to implement several aspects of the Columbia Street Great Street vision. The drawings below show how road space has been reallocated to widen sidewalks, enhancing the pedestrian corridor. Additionally, they feature separated bike lanes, improved bus stops, new trees, street lighting and landscaping. There are also intersection and signal improvements for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles at East Columbia and Keary Street, Hospital Street, and Sherbrooke Street.

    Sherbrooke Street improvements have also reallocated road space to widen sidewalks, enhancing the pedestrian corridor. Additionally, the Central Valley Greenway connections are enhanced with separated bike lanes, new trees, street lighting and landscaping. There are also intersection improvements for traffic calming, pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles along Sherbrooke Street at Kelly Street, Fader Street and the local lanes.

    East Columbia Plan View:

    East Columbia Typical Sections:

    Sherbrooke Street Plan View:

    Sherbrooke Street Typical Section:

    Overview of East Columbia Street Work Location:

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

    For any questions or concerns, please contact  or 604-418-5326.

    Learn more about this project on the Fraser Health website.

  • Metro Vancouver Central Park Watermain Upgrade

    Effecting Seventh Avenue - Beginning June 2024

    Metro Vancouver is replacing the Central Park Water Main to help ensure the continued delivery of high-quality drinking water well into the future. The existing water main was built in the 1930s and is reaching the end of its service life.

    The Pre-Build stage runs along Seventh Avenue from Fifth Street to Eighth Street and will be effected starting June 2024 for 2-3 months.  This is also to accommodate the City's construction of the Crosstown Greenway.

    upcoming Traffic Impacts:

    Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7
    Seventh Avenue and Eighth Street:

    • Work will take place generally between 7:00am and 4:00pm.
    • Vehicle access to Seventh Avenue will be closed at Eighth Street and there will be traffic control on Eighth Street at this location to reduce through traffic to one lane in each direction.
    • Temporary bus stop relocation: Northbound bus stop 51431 on Eighth Street at Seventh Avenue to Eighth Street at Sixth Avenue. 

    Temporary full intersection closures as well as partial lane closures will occur throughout the project.

    The following bus routes will be temporarily rerouted: 101, 105, 106 and 123.

    For more information on the project, please visit the Metro Vancouver website. 

    For questions, please contact Metro Vancouver's Community Liaison at or 604-432-6200

  • 660 Quayside (Bosa Development)

    Road Closure May 27 - July 22 - 600 block and 700 block of Quayside Drive.

    From May 27 to July 22, 2024, the 600 block and 700 block of Quayside Drive (from Begbie Street to the west end of the Fraser River Discovery Centre) will be CLOSED. There will be no vehicular access to the Riverfront area via Begbie Street during this time. Pedestrian, bicycle and wheelchair access will be maintained.

    Detours will be in place for passenger vehicles to use the McInness Overpass and the Third Avenue Overpass, and for large trucks to use only the Third Avenue Overpass to enter and exit the Riverfront area. Please obey all signs and traffic control personnel at all times.
    Thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete this significant component of our final building and road works.  Please do not hesitate to contact Bosa Development if you have any questions at  .
  • Front Street Closure

    Effective the week of June 17th

    Please be advised that starting the week of June 17, we will implement a six-month full closure of Front Street between Begbie Street and E. Columbia Street. Front Street Mews will remain open.

    This closure is required for crews to perform drainage work, install steel girders and build the new bridge deck across Front Street between the bridge foundation south of Columbia Street and the in-river foundation near the New Westminster shoreline.

    While this full closure is in effect, drivers will be detoured to Columbia Street. Trucks will continue to use official truck routes (including observing applicable time restrictions). All traffic pattern changes and detours will be well signed, and traffic control personnel will be on site to direct traffic as required.
    For more information, please visit the Pattullo Bridge Replacement website.

    Metro Vancouver is pleased to inform you about an upcoming utility infrastructure project in the Glenbrook Ravine. As part of this initiative, Metro Vancouver will be overseeing the replacement of the CSO Slide Gate and the reconstruction of the Kwantlen Court staircase.

    During the construction period, certain sections of the trail system will be temporarily closed to ensure the safety of residents and workers. Please take note of the scheduled closure dates provided below:

    We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work to improve our surroundings. Should you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to contact us.


    May 2024 to September 2024

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

    Impacted Trails

    Glenbrook Ravine trail off Glenbrook Drive
    Closed during construction
    Duration: May 2024 to September 2024

    Kwantlen Court Staircase
    Closed during construction
    Duration: July 2024 to September 2024

    For more information on this project, please contact Steve Billington, Community Liaison Office, ERL EC CE with Metro Vancouver at 604-432-6200


    We are pleased to inform you about the ongoing renovation work at the Esplanade aimed at enhancing its safety, functionality, and aesthetics. Our dedicated teams are diligently addressing various aspects of the Esplanade's infrastructure, including repairing sinkholes, replacing pile caps and posts, and reconstructing wooden boardwalk sections. These efforts are part of our continuous commitment to maintaining and improving our cherished public spaces. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to ensure that the Esplanade remains a vibrant and enjoyable destination for all. Stay tuned for further updates on our progress!


    April 2024 to September 2024

    Hours of Work
    Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

    For more information on this project, please contact Erika Pollmuller, Engineering Technologist at 

  • Kenaidan Construction will be performing Royal Avenue Pump Station upgrades for Metro Vancouver on Quayside Drive. This project is expected to last approximately 16 months. A two-metre path will be kept open for the public along the existing pathway west of the pump station. Five parking spaces on Quayside Drive will be used for loading/unloading (6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday).

    Project details can be found here.

  • West End Sewer Separation and Watermain Replacement Project

    Paving of Sixth Avenue between 10th Street and 18th Street scheduled for early Summer.

    Updated February 2024


    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.


    April 2024 to Spring 2027 (weather dependent)

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

    Impacted Roads

    Sixth Avenue - 20th Street to 18th Street
    Duration: Fall 2023 - Summer 2025

    16th Street - Tenth Avenue to Fifth Avenue 
    Duration: Spring 2024 - Fall 2025

    18th Street - Tenth Avenue to Sixth Avenue
    Duration: Fall 2024 - Spring 2026

    20th Street - Tenth Avenue to Sixth Avenue 
    Duration: Winter 2026 - Spring 2027

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

  • 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. 

    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