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Central SectionCentral Section<div class="ExternalClass1F9E1EC4EE0C4E83A7A10D6F9E8D70B9"><p></p><p>The construction work along Gilbert Road is occurring in multiple sections. The work on the Central Section extends from Steveston Highway to Blundell Road. </p><p>Construction of the Central Section began in spring 2023 and will continue for approximately two and a half years. </p><p>This 2.5-kilometre-long section will use open-cut construction methods, which involve digging a trench to install pipe. The Central Section work includes the construction of three chambers that will allow for improved operations and maintenance in the future. </p><p><br></p><p><a href="/services/liquid-waste/ConstructionDocuments/fact-sheet-gilbert-road-sewer-central-section.pdf" target="_blank">​Fact Sheet - Gilbert Road Sewer - Central Sec​tion​</a><br></p></div>Gilbert Road, from Blundell Road to Steveston Highway, City of Richmond





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Impacts and mitigationImpacts and mitigation<div class="ExternalClassCC941CDDC2A04612AB27D0144E605D8A"><p>Construction impacts for the Central Section of the project may include:</p><ul><li>Temporary road closures and delays</li><li>Occasional restricted access to properties along Gilbert Road</li><li>Parking and sidewalk restrictions</li><li>Construction vehicles in the area</li><li>Selective tree trimming​<br></li><li>Construction noise and vibration</li><li>Possible temporary odour near the work area</li></ul>​​ <p>Vehicle, cyclist, and pedestrian access along Gilbert Road will be affected; residents and businesses will be notified about specific access impacts as the project progresses. There will be temporary lane closures and detours, as well as parking restrictions. Crews will coordinate with emergency services to ensure first responders can access properties.​​<br></p>​ </div>
Work hoursWork hours<div class="ExternalClass812C2E3160394A0D8DE75FEC3B7F144C">​<p>​​Work will generally occur from Monday to Friday, between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm, and as required, Saturdays between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. There may be times when crews will need to work extended hours to complete specific tasks or stay on schedule. In these cases, Metro Vancouver will notify the community ahead of time. All work will comply with the City of Richmond’s bylaws or granted bylaw variances. Crews will attempt to reduce noise wherever possible.</p></div>
EngagementEngagement<div class="ExternalClass74CAB2A97CDC4FD28135530DA8497E11"><p>A Community Liaison has been assigned to meet with business owners, residents, and community members to discuss project impacts, compile public feedback, and be available to address any questions or concerns. Please see “Contacts” for ways to get in touch with the Community Liaison.</p><p>Residents will be notified well in advance of construction; we will be working with individual property owners to mitigate construction impacts as much as possible.</p>​​<br></div>
Project materialsProject materials<div class="ExternalClass6EFC07B84FD94531B5FBEE22AC5AA5EB"><p>​<strong>Fact Sheets</strong></p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span>​<a href="/services/liquid-waste/ConstructionDocuments/fact-sheet-gilbert-road-sewer-central-section.pdf" target="_blank">Fact ​Sheet - Gilbert Road Sewer - Central Section​</a></li> <br> </ul><p> <strong>Newsletters</strong></p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/services/liquid-waste/ConstructionDocuments/gilbert-road-sewer-south-section-faq.pdf" target="_blank">2021 – July – F​requently Asked Questions</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/water/ConstructionDocuments/gilbert-road-sewer-central-section-mobilization-letter.pdf" target="_blank">2024 ​– February – Mobilization Letter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/services/water/ConstructionDocuments/gilbert-road-sewer-central-section-project-update-march-2024.pdf" target="_blank"> 2024 – March – Project Update</a></li> <li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/services/liquid-waste/ConstructionDocuments/gilbert-road-sewer-newsletter-may2024.pdf" target="_blank"> 2024 – May –​ Project Update</a><br>​<br></li> </ul></div>



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