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. Construction impacts are listed on the Metro Vancouver Fact Sheet - Aug 2018.
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. Here is a list of Metro Vancouver's relevant notices and information:
Notice - Azure Road Closure (Elmbridge to Blundell) - Jan 2019
Gilbert Road Sewer Upgrade Fact Sheet - Aug 2018
Public Open House: Metro Vancouver hosted a drop-in style open house on Wednesday, October 1, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m at Brighouse Elementary School in Richmond. People could learn more about the project, the impacts the upcoming construction will have on your neighbourhood, and what Metro Vancouver is doing to minimize them.
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.