Burnaby residents asked to comment on project that will close roads

Burnaby residents are being invited to a public information session about an upcoming water main project that is expected to be disruptive to certain neighbourhoods.

Metro Vancouver is preparing to construct the new Douglas Road Water Main that will replace a section of the existing water main, which runs between North Burnaby and the City of New Westminster.

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“This existing section of main was built in the 1940s and has reached the end of its service life,” says Metro Vancouver, which is in charge of the project. “Construction of this new water main has been phased over several years due to the length of the water main, which is approximately 15 kilometres long.”

This section, known as the Vancouver Heights Section, is one of the final phases for the Douglas Road Water Main Project. The Vancouver Heights Section is approximately two kilometres long and is located primarily along McGill Street, North Rosser Avenue and Albert Street.

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“There will be road closures in effect during construction along the water main route. Residents will be notified of road closures in advance.”

The meeting will be held this coming Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Gilmore Community School, 50 Gilmore Ave.

“When the entire Douglas Road Water Main Project is complete, the new main will help ensure the continued delivery of clean, safe drinking water to the City of Burnaby and other parts of the region well into the future.”


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