Gilbert Road Sewer Upgrade
Gilbert Road Sewer
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 of this project is occurring in multiple phases.
Complete: Construction of the first phase in north Richmond, extending from Metro Vancouver’s Bridgeport pump station south west to the intersection Gilbert Road and Elmbridge Way is complete.
Currently in progress: Construction along Gilbert Road is occurring over the next several years in multiple phases (the north section, the central section and the south section.) The north section work commenced October 2018 from Elmbridge Way south to Blundell Road.
Over the next several years, construction will continue on the South and Central Sections.
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.
Metro Vancouver Fact Sheet - August 2019
Metro Vancouver Project Contact Information
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.
Phone: 604-432-6200 (Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
(Please include “Gilbert Road” in the subject line)
After-Hours Emergency: 604-451-6610
For additional information on this project, or to sign up for project updates, please visit Metro Vancouver's project webpage.