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Central Park Water Main – Salisbury/18th Section




Central Park Water Main – Salisbury/18th SectionCentral Park Water Main – Salisbury/18th Section<div class="ExternalClass70021257BA1C41BBBDD2C08C3C72F966"><p>Metro Vancouver is replacing the Central Park Water Main, which has been phased over several years and spans approximately 12 kilometres in the City of Burnaby and the City of New Westminster. The existing water main was built in the 1930s and is reaching the end of its service life. Once complete, the new water main will help ensure the continued delivery of clean, safe drinking water well into the future.</p><p>The Salisbury/18th Section of the Central Park Water Main is approximately three kilometres long. It will start at Elwell Street and head south to 10th Avenue, in the City of Burnaby. </p><p>Construction of this section is expected to take place from fall 2020 to fall 2023. Towards the end of the project, Metro Vancouver will return to connect the newly constructed water main to the existing drinking water system.</p><p>The Maywood Section was the first section of the Central Park Water Main and was completed in fall 2020. It starts at Patterson Avenue and extends until the intersection of Telford Avenue and Maywood Street. The third and last portion of the project is the <a href="/services/water/central-park-water-main-imperial-section" target="_blank">Imperial Section</a>, and it will be located along Imperial Street, between Maywood Street and Telford Avenue, and Griffiths Avenue and Elwell Street.</p><p> <i class="fa fa-light fa-file"></i> Learn more about the project in the <a href="/services/water/ConstructionDocuments/Fact-Sheet-Central-Park-Water-Main-Salisbury-18th-Section.pdf" target="_blank">​Central Park Water Main Salisbury/18th Section f​act sheet</a>.<br></p>​</div>City of Burnaby








About the construction activitiesAbout the construction activities<div class="ExternalClassB57812D7EB0544BFA701B2CA74EDDA07"><p>Activities related to water main construction will include: </p><ul><li>Delivering equipment, steel pipe, gravel and other materials</li><li>Cutting pavement</li><li>Excavating a trench</li><li>Installing new underground valve chambers</li><li>Installing the water main</li><li>Welding</li><li>Backfilling the trench </li><li>Compacting gravel </li></ul><p></p><p>Following construction, the sections of roadway impacted by construction will be paved and the affected areas nearby will be restored to similar or better condition.</p>​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>
Typical hours of workTypical hours of work<div class="ExternalClass0BFC0AB2B84F4F70A809C466510A9724"><p>All work will comply with City of Burnaby bylaws or granted bylaw variances. Typical hours of work for this project will be: </p><ul><li><strong>Monday to Friday:</strong> 7:00 am - 8:00 pm</li><li><strong>Saturday:</strong> 9:00 am - 8:00 pm</li></ul><p></p><p>There may be times when crews will need to work longer hours or outside of the planned days to complete certain tasks. Metro Vancouver will notify the community about these activities ahead of time.</p>​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>
What to expect during constructionWhat to expect during construction<div class="ExternalClass64E4A03F61134F5C80FA3A9D94475FF7"><p></p><h5>Keeping People Moving Safely and Effectively</h5> There will be traffic control personnel on-site, and the work area will be fenced off and restricted to construction personnel. Please follow the direction of traffic control personnel and signage, and use caution when walking, cycling or driving near the construction area.<br><br> There may be times when access to residential driveways and parking areas will be restricted due to construction work. Residents will be notified in advance of access restrictions and alternative parking areas. <p></p><p></p><h5>Reducing Noise and Vibration</h5>There will be some noise associated with construction work. Crews will attempt, wherever practical, to reduce noise impacts to nearby residents and businesses.<p></p>​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>
Working with the communityWorking with the community<div class="ExternalClassEB6C821214324D29A1F689ACB339540A"><p> Metro Vancouver is committed to working closely with the community and the City of Burnaby to ensure concerns and interests are considered as the project continues. A community liaison is available to address questions and concerns throughout the project.<br><br> Local residents and businesses will receive ongoing updates through newsletters, web updates, email and signage. You can subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates via email by clicking <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. </p>​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>
Project materialsProject materials<div class="ExternalClass85F331C8889642F5A332C4ABE7D92F0C"><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i> </span>​<a href="/services/water/ConstructionDocuments/Fact-Sheet-Central-Park-Water-Main-Salisbury-18th-Section.pdf" target="_blank">Fact Sheet – Central Park Water Main – Salisbury/18th Section</a>​</li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file">​</i></span>​<a href="/services/water/ConstructionDocuments/CentralParkWaterMain-Salisbury18thSection-VirtualOpenHousePanels.pdf" target="_blank">Online Open House Panels</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-link"></i> </span>​<a href="/services/water/the-regional-system" target="_blank">Learn more about Metro Vancouver’s drinking water system</a></li></ul>​</div>



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2018 – 20202018 – 2020<div class="ExternalClassF0755A93AC6F45958ADF208002682DC5">Design</div>0
Fall 2020 – Spring 2023Fall 2020 – Spring 2023<div class="ExternalClass07A44BAABD8B4CCEA5DEA4A8DB8AA43C"></div>Construction​0
Spring 2023 - Fall 2023Spring 2023 - Fall 2023<div class="ExternalClassBB3717AC517A4A24891BBD179B712669">Restoration​<br></div>1
20242024<div class="ExternalClass5E671F2534DB4468BC58F796B47EEA79"><p>Water Main Connection​<br></p></div>0

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