Gilbert Road Sewer Upgrade
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The Metro Vancouver’s Gilbert Road Sewer transports the majority of Richmond’s sanitary sewage to the Lulu Island Treatment Plant. The existing sewer is operating at full capacity.
In 2013, Metro Vancouver began a major project to upgrade the regional sewer line by constructing a second sewer line next to the existing pipe beneath Gilbert Road. Once complete the project will facilitate future maintenance, provide increased conveyance capacity to minimize backups and accommodate future growth in Richmond.Construction Schedule
Construction of this project is occurring in multiple phases.
Complete: Construction of the first phases from Metro Vancouver's Bridgeport Pump Station to the intersection of Gilbert and Blundell Road is complete, except for ongoing work on two underground chambers located on the west side of Gilbert Road, South of Elmbridge Way and South of Granville Avenue.
Construction delay: The South and Central sections of the Gilbert Road Sewer Project were scheduled to be in Summer and Fall 2021, respectively. Due to contract negotiation delays, work on these sections has been postponed and will now begin sometime in 2022.
The Metro Vancouver project team will provide regular and timely construction information through fact sheets, newsletters, mail, email, on-site signage and Metro Vancouver's website.
Community Liaison Officer
A Metro Vancouver Community Liaison Officer (CLO) has been assigned to this project whose duties will include communicating with the public regarding safety. In addition, Metro Vancouver will have a full-time site inspector on the project whose duties will include monitoring construction and public safety.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 4:30pm
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After-Hours Emergency: 604-451-6610