Roadworks


Please click on the sections below to see if there is road work taking place in your neighbourhood.

  • Queensborough Bridge - High Voltage Cable Installation

    Please be advised that the southbound curb lane on the Queensborough Bridge will be closed on the following dates to accommodate the installation of new high voltage cables under the bridge:

    Thursday, Nov 23: 11:00 pm to 5:00 am
    Friday, Nov 24: 11:00 pm to 7:00 am
    Saturday, Nov 25: 11:00 pm to 8:00 am
    Sunday, Nov 26: 11:00 pm to 5:00 am

    Please note that there will be no power outages planned for the area.

    For more information, please contact the New Westminster Electric Utility at 604-527-4528.

  • Pedestrian Crossing Improvements – Lorne St. and Carnarvon St.

    As part of the City of New Westminster’s Pedestrian Crossing Improvement Program, Crown Contracting will be installing a 3 new curb extensions at the intersection of Lorne St and Carnarvon St.  Crown Contracting will be the contractor performing the work on site between the hours of 7am to 5pm and the expected completion date is Friday, December 8th.

    Please contact Peter Tsoutsouras at 604.636.4340 with any questions and concerns.

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  • Sewer Separation & Other Projects

    Please see here for further updates.

    Project Type Location Duration Impact
    City of New West - Sewer Separation Braid Street: Brunette Avenue to E. Columbia November 8th - December 25th

    Watermain & Fibre Conduit: Lane closures in effect 8am-5pm. Anticipate Saturday work.

    City of New West - Sewer Separation Rousseau Street: Major Street to Braid Street November 24th - December 1st Watermain & Fibre Conduit: Day time road closures.  Detours in place. On-street parking impacts.

    Other major projects in the area include the redevelopment of Royal Columbia Hospital (RCH). News and updates from this project, including road closure information, can be found here.

    Braid Street Water Main Replacement

    Water main replacement work will take place on Braid Street in sections between Columbia Street and Brunette Avenue for seven consecutive Saturdays starting November 18th. Work will take place between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm. Traffic will be reduced to single-lane traffic in both directions.

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

    Braid Street Greenway Phase 1 - Night Work Construction

    The City is planning construction for Phase 1 of the Braid Street Greenway starting Tuesday, November 14th 2017 to Friday, March 30th 2018.  Eurovia BC is the construction contractor on site and they will be working night shifts Sunday to Thursday from 7pm to 7am.

    Phase 1 construction will take place along the North side of Braid Street from Canfor Avenue heading west up to the rail right of way.  

    The scope of work for this project includes:

    • Construction of asphalt multi-use pathway
    • Storm drainage upgrades
    • Installation of new curb and gutter
    • Additional street lighting

    The consulting engineering firm for this project is ISL Engineering. Should you require further information regarding this construction, please contact the Project Engineer, Grant Ngieng during regular business hours of 9AM to 5PM, at 604-787-5606 ()

    Francis Way on Street Parking Lane

    As part of the city’s 2017 Capital Works Program, the city is contracting Jack Cewe Ltd. to build a 36 meter long by 2.2 meter wide parking lane on the South side of Francis Way West of the Memorial Drive intersection.  Work is scheduled to start November 14th and be complete November 24th.

    The scope of work will include removal of existing curb, boulevard and roadway to be replaced with a new curb and gutter with brick pavers used as the parking surface.

    Please contact the City’s Project Manager Peter Tsoutsouras at 604-636-4340 for any questions or concerns.

    Chilliwack St - Chestnut

    Metro Vancouver is doing a watermain replacement and is scheduled to move up chilliwack Street from 8th to Chestnut for the week of November 20th. During this time, the right turn onto Sherbrooke Street from East 8th will be blocked off. This will be from Tuesday, November 21st to Thursday November 23rd.

    Pedestrian Crossing Improvements - Hospital St and E. Columbia St.

    As part of the City of New Westminster’s Pedestrian Crossing Improvement Program, Crown Contracting will be installing a new curb extension at the corner of Hospital Street and East Columbia Street.  Crown Contracting will be the contractor performing the work on site between the hours of 7am to 5pm and the expected completion date is Saturday, November 25th.

    Please contact Peter Tsoutsouras at 604.636.4340 with any questions and concerns.

  • 3rd St from 3rd Ave to 6th Ave

    Beginning in August 2017, the City of New Westminster will be completing watermain construction on Third Street from Third Avenue to Sixth Avenue. The 2017 Watermain Replacement Program will include the installation of a new watermain, fire hydrants, and services to the properties.

    The City’s contractor, Sandpiper Contracting, is scheduled to commence construction on your street starting September 5th, 2017 and is anticipated to be completed on October 17th, 2017, weather dependent. Third Street will be impacted during the watermain construction allowing for local traffic only. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all time.

    We will endeavor to minimize disruption as much as possible. However, as with a project of this nature, some disruption is inevitable.

    Should you have any questions or concerns related to this project, please contact Keith Whiteley at 604-812-2794.

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  • As part of the City of New Westminster’s 2017 Sewer Separation Program, road construction will be taking place on Hamilton Street, Seventh  Avenue and Nanaimo Street between Tenth Street and Twelfth Street from July until the end of October.

    Throughout Construction:

    • Typical hours of work will be from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday;
    • Streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic; 
    • Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained at all times;
    • Traffic control personnel will be on site;
    • Parking will not be available during construction hours;
    • Residents that are directly impacted will be notified in advance of work commencing.

    In a combined sewer system, stormwater runoff is combined in a single pipe with wastewater from homes, businesses, and industry. During drier weather, the stormwater and wastewater are carried to the sewage treatment plant together. But in heavy rain, high volumes of stormwater can exceed the capacity of a combined sewer system. The excess, untreated amounts overflow and empty directly into our waterways. However, with sewer separation, rainwater and sewage are handled independently which helps limit environmental impacts.

    We will endeavor to minimize disruption as much as possible. However, as with a project of this nature, some disruption is inevitable.

    If you have any questions please contact the City’s Project Manager, Amir Aminpour at or 604 515 3796.

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  • 21st Street Sidewalk and Street Light Installation - London St to 7th Avenue

    As part of the City of New Westminster’s capital program for walking infrastructure improvements, the City is installing new sidewalk, crosswalks, let downs, and street lighting along 21st St from 7th   Avenue to London Street. 

    RDM Enterprises is the prime contractor on site and are schedule to work Monday to Saturday 7am to 5pm.  Construction is scheduled to start November 2nd and expected to take 6 weeks to complete, weather dependent. 

    Traffic control signage and personnel will be in place and every effort will be made to minimize disruption to local traffic and residents.

    For any related issues, please contact the Construction Manager, Ron Deo, from Binnie Engineering at 604-612-1220 ().