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Metro Vancouver 52 Street Water Main Replacement Project

Apr 27, 2017

Metro Vancouver’s Water Main Replacement Project is an essential project that involves replacing the existing water main, installing new underground valve chambers, and connecting the new main to the existing water distribution system. For project details and regular updates, visit Metro Vancouver’s project webpage.

August 10, 2017

Please see the letter to residents from Delta's Chief Administrative Officer George V. Harvie regarding the update for Metro Vancouver's 52 Street Water Main Replacement Project.

Metro Vancouver’s 52 Street Water Main Replacement Project is nearing Upland Drive and is expected to reach 12 Avenue by September 2017.

The contractor, JJM Construction Ltd., will continue with single lane alternating traffic along 52 Street to ensure that access is maintained for both residents and emergency responders. Access to Upland Drive, Saratoga Drive, Cliff Drive and Belair Drive via 52 Street may be temporarily closed when the active work zone reaches these streets.

The final works will take place from October 2017 to December 2017 and include installation of a valve chamber north of Imperial Gate, connecting the new water main to the existing water distribution system, and restoring the area. Residents can expect minimal traffic impacts during this time.

Please contact Metro Vancouver’s Community Liaison Officer at 604-432-6200 with specific project concerns. Additionally, please watch Delta’s website at www.delta.ca and Delta’s social media channels for up to date information throughout this project or contact us via www.delta.ca/talkdelta.

Yours truly,

George V. Harvie
Chief Administrative Officer

Attachment: Project Map

 

July 6, 2017

Please see the letter to residents from Delta's Chief Administrative Officer George V. Harvie regarding the update for Metro Vancouver's 52 Street Water Main Replacement Project.

The Spyglass Crescent detour concludes on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Thank you for your patience throughout the Golf Club Drive and Spyglass Crescent detour.

On Monday, July 10, 2017, Metro Vancouver will progress to Phase 4 of their 52 Street Water Main Replacement Project. The works included in this phase will begin south of Springs Boulevard and extend to north of Upland Drive, taking approximately 3 weeks to complete. 

The Phase 4 construction zone is shown in the attached map and includes single lane alternating traffic along 52 Street. Traffic calming measures will be implemented where required. Delta has worked closely with Metro Vancouver to adjust the water main design to facilitate single lane alternating traffic. This will ensure that access is maintained for both residents and emergency responders.

Traffic delays are expected along 52 Street so we encourage residents to seek alternative travel routes as much as possible during the construction period. Utilizing transit, carpooling, travelling during non-peak hours, and working from home whenever possible will help alleviate congestion. 

Please watch Delta’s website at www.delta.ca and Delta’s social media channels for up to date information throughout this project or contact us via www.delta.ca/talkdelta.  Additionally, please contact Metro Vancouver’s Community Liaison Officer at 604-432-6200 with specific project concerns.

Yours truly,

George V. Harvie
Chief Administrative Officer

June 6, 2017

Please see the letter to residents from Delta's Chief Administrative Officer George V. Harvie regarding Metro Vancouver's 52 Street Water Main Replacement Project.

Dear Resident,                                   

The Metro Vancouver project to replace the 52 Street water main is progressing to Phase 3 on June 7. Phase 3 is scheduled to last until early July and will result in traffic detours in the Imperial Village community. 

Delta has worked throughout this project to have Metro Vancouver effectively mitigate the traffic concerns of local residents. The Phase 3 detour routes are shown in the attached map

  • Southbound 52 Street – detour to the BC Hydro Laneway then Spyglass Crescent to 52 Street
  • Northbound 52 Street – proceed in single lane northbound on 52 Street

Maintaining a detour route will provide the most efficient flow of traffic and ensure that emergency responders have direct access to the communities of Imperial Village and Tsawwassen Springs. To mitigate traffic concerns along Spyglass Crescent, Delta has worked to ensure Metro Vancouver provides the following measures: 

  • Signs for the detour routes and 30 km/h speed limit
  • Speed humps along Spyglass Crescent and maintained along Golf Club Drive
  • Parking restrictions along the east side of Spyglass Crescent to provide for the safe flow of vehicles
  • Safety fencing at Imperial Village Park
  • Re-routing cyclists and pedestrians as necessary

Despite these initiatives, traffic delays are still expected at both 52 Street and 56 Street. We encourage residents to seek alternative travel routes as much as possible during the construction period to assist with the situation. Utilizing transit, carpooling, travelling during non-peak hours, and working from home whenever possible will help alleviate congestion. We also encourage residents to remember and support our local businesses that are adversely impacted during this construction.

Please watch Delta’s website at www.delta.ca and Delta’s social media channels for up to date information throughout this project or contact us via www.delta.ca/talkdelta. Additionally, please contact Metro Vancouver’s Community Liaison Officer at 604-432-6200 with specific project concerns. 

Yours truly,

George V. Harvie
Chief Administrative Officer

May 8, 2017

Please be advised that, starting May 10, 2017, Metro Vancouver will begin works on the 52 Street Water Main Replacement Project, from Highway 17 to Springs Boulevard. This portion of the water main replacement project is scheduled to be completed in late June 2017.

During this time, access to 52 Street will be limited and traffic detours through Imperial Village will be in place. Traffic control personnel will be on site at all times and temporary traffic calming devices will be installed along detour routes. It is recommended that commuters use 56 Street as an alternative route.

In an additional effort to reduce congestion, The Corporation of Delta will be enforcing the requirement for all commercial vehicles to enter and exit Tsawwassen via 56 Street when making deliveries or pick-ups.

Metro Vancouver’s current project timeline is as follows (see map):

  • Phase 1 (Springs Boulevard Intersection) - early May
    There will be single-lane alternating traffic on 52 Street at Springs Boulevard. Two-way traffic will be maintained outside of the construction zone. Access to Springs Boulevard will be open at all times. Access to Spyglass Crescent will be via the temporary local detour.
  • Phase 2 (Springs Boulevard to Imperial Gate) - mid May to early June
    For approximately three weeks, traffic will be detoured via Golf Club Drive.
  • Phase 3 (Imperial Gate to Highway 17) - June
    For approximately three weeks, traffic will be detoured via Spyglass Crescent and BC Hydro Access Road along with single lane traffic on 52 Street.

For questions and concerns regarding this project, please contact Metro Vancouver's Community Liaison Officer at 604-432-6200

April 27, 2017

Please see the letter to residents from Delta's Chief Administrative Officer George V. Harvie outlining Delta's requirements for issuing highway use permits to Metro Vancouver's 52 Street Water Main Replacement Project.

Dear resident,

As you are likely aware, the Metro Vancouver project to replace the 52 Street water main was scheduled to begin in April 2017. Although, this is a Metro Vancouver project, Delta has worked hard to ensure that Metro Vancouver provides reasonable access for affected residents and businesses as well as emergency responders.

At the April 24, 2017 Regular Meeting, Mayor and Council endorsed a recommendation by the Chief Administrative Officer to ensure that community needs are best addressed by Metro Vancouver during this difficult project. Accordingly, Delta will only be issuing highway use permits for this project in phases as the work progresses and only after we are satisfied that:

  • Emergency response times and routes to impacted residential and commercial areas are maintained – without Delta’s involvement these responses would have been compromised, much to the concern of BC Ambulance Service and our first responders.
  • The intersection of Highway 17 and 52 Street will remain open to general traffic throughout the project.

Delta staff has managed to secure the BC Hydro laneway north of Imperial Village to be used as a temporary detour route to ensure that single lane alternating vehicle traffic and emergency responders have direct access to the communities of Imperial Village and Tsawwassen Springs. Traffic control personnel will be on site at all times in key areas and temporary traffic calming devices will be installed along detour routes to ensure the safe and efficient flow of traffic. Delta staff and Police personnel will also be monitoring the situation. Please see the attached map for details of the project phases and planned detour routes.

The initial phases of construction will occur between Spyglass Crescent and Highway 17 and are now anticipated to commence in early May. During these phases of construction, traffic will be detoured through Imperial Village or switched to single lane alternating traffic as required.  Details on subsequent phases of construction will be released only after Delta is satisfied with Metro Vancouver’s proposed traffic management plans.

Additionally, Delta staff will be adjusting signal timing for traffic lights on 56 Street and adding a left hand turn arrow from 16 Avenue onto 56 Street to respond to the anticipated extra traffic volumes. Although these initiatives will improve a very difficult situation, traffic delays are still expected at both 52 Street and 56 Street. We encourage residents to seek alternative travel routes as much as possible during the construction period to assist with the situation. Utilizing transit, carpooling, travelling during non-peak hours, and working from home whenever possible will help alleviate congestion. We also encourage residents to remember and support our local businesses that are adversely impacted during this construction.

Metro Vancouver has advised that this project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer and we will continue to work to ensure the local impacts are minimized as much as possible. Please watch Delta’s website and Delta’s social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) for up to date information throughout this project or contact us via www.delta.ca/talkdelta. Additionally, please contact Metro Vancouver’s Community Liaison Officer at 604-432-6200 with specific project concerns.  

Yours truly,

George V. Harvie
Chief Administrative Officer

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