Roadworks & Construction Projects

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

Click on the map below, then select a coloured line for more details about the project.
 

 

Major Roadwork & Construction Projects

 

  • RCH - E. Columbia Storm Line Work

    From early August to early November there will be a rolling full road closure on East Columbia Street, starting south of Keary Street and ending North of Sherbrooke Street.

    This closure is required for the installation of a new storm line down the centre of East Columbia Street. Traffic control barriers and signage will be set up and personnel will be on site to direct local traffic around the closure.

    Non-local traffic will be detoured to Brunette Street and Braid Street. Construction will be phased and we will work to minimize the impact of noise, dust, and disruption. Construction hours will be Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm (except holidays) and Saturday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. 

    Click here to learn more about the Phase 6 impacts. 

    Learn more about this project on the Fraser Health website.

     

  • Kelvin Heights Sewer Separation & Waterworks Program

    This project will see the installation of new storm sewers which will divert approx. 30% of the catchment’s storm flows from the combined sewers.

    The project will reduce the discharge of combined sewer overflows into the Fraser River by diverting significant amounts of storm water from combined sewers during rainfall events and providing improved storm water drainage that meets regional and federal requirements. 

    The following streets will be impacted:

    • Tenth Street between Tenth Avenue and Fifth Avenue
    • Tenth Street between Tenth Avenue and Sixth Avenue
    • London Street between Eighth Street and Tenth Street
    • Dublin Street between Eighth Street and Tenth Street
    • Edinburgh Street between Eighth Street and Tenth Street
    • Eight Avenue between Eighth Street and Tenth Street
    • Kingston Street between Twelfth Street and Tenth Street
    • Kelvin Street between Twelfth Street and 1030 Kelvin Street
    • Sixth Avenue between Twelfth Street and Tenth Street
    • Howay Street between Fifth Avenue and Tenth Street

    Work is currently taking place on Tenth Street  between Tenth Avenue and Fifth Avenue.

    Duration
    July 20, 2020 - December 2020

    Hours of Work
    Monday – Friday, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Road Closures
    Traffic will be maintained. Temporary road closures and traffic delays. Alternate access points will be provided and advance notice will be given. Increased truck traffic on nearby roads.

    Impacts/Interruptions
    Temporary property access restrictions, as well as parking will be impacted. Please obey “no parking” signs as they will be moved daily. Temporary sidewalk restrictions.

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

  • Phillips Street Upgrade

    The project involves complete road improvements for approximately 180 meters of Phillips Street

    Construction Update

    Due to poor weather we will be pushing our paving schedule to Friday, Nov 6th 2020.

    Our grading crew will continue with the gravel grading works on Phillips. And no street parking will be permitted during construction hours of 7 -5 pm.

    Next week we will be starting with our landscape works including topsoil and sod. As well as installation of the new streetlights on Phillips. We will be also paving the toplift on Canil Ave during our paving day and no street parking will be permitted on Canil on that day from 7-5pm.

    Thank you for your continued patience throughout the project. 

    Project Details

    The project involves complete road improvements for approximately 180 linear meters of Phillips Street from Canil Avenue to Ewen Avenue. The work includes the installation of storm sewers, road structure, sidewalks, barrier curbs, landscaping and street lighting.  

    The City’s contractor is scheduled to commence construction starting June 1, 2020 and is anticipated to be completed within a few months, weather dependent.  There will be some minor interruptions with respect to the construction.  The contractor will require staging areas along the street for construction and will be defined by fencing and signage.  We respectfully ask that residents and visitors not park in these areas.  Access to parking will be impacted due to the nature of the work.  We will endeavor to minimize disruption as much as possible. However, as with a project of this nature, some disruption is inevitable. 

    Duration
    June 1, 2020 - November 2020

    Hours of Work
    Monday-Friday, 7am - 7pm

    Road Closures
    Traffic will be maintained. Temporary road closures and traffic delays. Alternate access points will be provided and advance notice will be given. Increased truck traffic on nearby roads.

    Impacts/Interruptions
    Temporary property access restrictions, as well as parking will be impacted. Please obey “no parking” signs as they will be moved daily. Temporary sidewalk restrictions.

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

  • Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project

    Geotechnical investigation and bridge foundation work will be taking place in New Westminster and Surrey through Fall 2020.

    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: engage.gov.bc.ca/pattullobridge/whats-happening-now/

    Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project Municipal Agreement