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Fraser River CrossingFraser River Crossing<div class="ExternalClass47BE1D44E19743A086CE8D5BA1FC6ABC"><p>Diverting flows from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to the Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant requires two new sewer pipes. Two pipes will extend from the new pump station in Maple Ridge, under the Fraser River, to the treatment plant. The pipe alignments will run parallel to the Golden Ears Bridge. The crossing is being built using a construction method called horizontal directional drilling, which involves drilling a tunnel under the riverbed to reduce impacts to the river. </p><p>Work has been planned in consultation with Fraser River users and permitting agencies to minimize impacts to river activity and the river itself. Metro Vancouver is committed to minimizing the impacts of this project on the marine environment and surrounding habitat. ​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></p></div>Maple Ridge and Langley



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Fraser River Crossing - Drilling Map - HDD Process River Crossing - Drilling Map - HDD Process
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Sidewalk closure and noise levels temporarily increasedSidewalk closure and noise levels temporarily increased<div class="ExternalClass5375BBBFAB1D4E2EA4EA6CB9071858BE"><p>​​Metro Vancouver is installing a temporary sewer bypass on the south side of 113B Avenue Overpass​ in early October, closing the sidewalk. While the bypass is in operation, pumps will be in on 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the end of December. During this time nearby residents may experience a temporary increase in noise levels. All work will take place within granted municipal noise bylaw variances. Other construction activities taking place nearby, such as sheet piling, deliveries, and excavation, will take place during regular working hours. ​<br></p></div>, Fraser River Crossing - Golden Ears Way Pedestrian Crossing9/28/2023 7:00:00 AM
Open Cut Update - South of Airport WayOpen Cut Update - South of Airport Way<div class="ExternalClass9FC0C66AA0F24312BC3D1686B9A508E0"><p>During the week of September 5, 2023, crews will be completing a concrete pour that is anticipated to last until 9:00 pm each day. </p><p>All work will take place within municipal noise bylaws. During this time nearby residents may experience a temporary increase in noise from truck movements and generator operations. </p><p>We thank you for your patience as this work is completed.​<br></p></div>9/1/2023 7:00:00 AM
Sheet Piling and Open Cut Update - South of Airport WaySheet Piling and Open Cut Update - South of Airport Way<div class="ExternalClass398E67E2219649749E89F1215501F8C6"><p>Construction activities related to the final stages of open-cut pipe installation are continuing at the project site, south of Airport Way/113B Avenue to Wharf Street. Please be advised that final sheet piling activities will commence the week of August 8 and will continue for the remainder of the summer. During this time, nearby residents can anticipate increased noise levels from sheet piling removal and equipment movement. This work will be followed by site restoration activities through fall 2023.</p><p>Construction activities will take place between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. We will update this webpage should work hours change. All work will comply with municipal bylaws and granted bylaw variances.</p></div>8/3/2023 7:00:00 AM
Restoration Planting - North of Airport WayRestoration Planting - North of Airport Way<div class="ExternalClass26E1D5EFD65A4A54B1DBD41FD46974C2"><p>The contractor has removed the temporary haul road in the project right of way north of Airport Way/113B Avenue to Hammond Road and restoration planting is underway.</p><p>The project’s restoration planting plans meet regulatory requirements and consider input from multiple agencies and landscape architects. More trees will be planted than removed, with approximately seven trees planted for every one removed. This ratio varies across the site considering the different ecological requirements. Approximately 900 new trees will be planted in the northern section of the project. All new plantings will be saplings, as this is considered best practice with restoration plans of this nature, as younger trees are better at adapting to new conditions and achieving more productive growth.</p><p>Restoration work in this area is anticipated to be completed in the summer 2023.</p><p>Working hours are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Occasional weekend work may be required. During this time there will be an increase in construction activity in this area and nearby residents may experience a temporary increase in noise levels from equipment and materials movement, and the required use of back-up alarms.</p>​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>6/13/2023 7:00:00 AM



EngagementEngagement<div class="ExternalClass3D3A252651A146A584ADC73FB7659CF5"> ​We recognize that this project may impact your business or residence. A Community Liaison has been assigned to this project and is available to listen to concerns, answer questions, and minimize disruptions.<p>You can contact a Community Liaison using the information in the “Contact Us” box. Please include “Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant – Fraser River Crossing” in the subject line of your email.</p><p>Thank you for your patience as we complete this essential infrastructure project in your community.</p>​<br></div>
Project MaterialsProject Materials<div class="ExternalClassE680BF2F046A424EA63BDCCF04178D30"><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/nwl-wwtp-fraser-river-crossing-fact-sheet.pdf" target="_blank" title="Fact Sheet">Fact Sheet</a></li>​ <li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/ConstructionDocuments/nlwwtp-FraserRiverCrossing-faq.pdf" target="_blank" title="Frequently Asked Questions">Frequently Asked Questions</a></li>​ </ul> ​​<br></div>



Early 2020 – Late 2022Early 2020 – Late 2022<div class="ExternalClassE6BE8792039945FFA89EF84EB24BF926"><p>​Pump station and storage tank ​<br></p></div>1
Mid 2021 – Mid 2023Mid 2021 – Mid 2023<div class="ExternalClass7976A4BD0748469D992F877094E1BC78"><p>Fraser River crossing​<br></p></div>1
Early 2022 - Mid 2026Early 2022 - Mid 2026<div class="ExternalClass7B23E6D450C34B95AF2BCAEC155B04FB"><p>Wastewater treatment expansion​<br></p></div>1
Late 2023 – Late 2026Late 2023 – Late 2026<div class="ExternalClassDE6B440DC5D8474CB329256C79D9103E"><p>Proposed outfall pipe​<br></p></div>0


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