Fortis BC Construction Update – Bainbridge & Lougheed Highway NEXT


Fortis BC Gas Line Project

Fortis BC has been working on this project for a while and well, they’re getting somewhere. They’ve been upgrading their natural gas line in Burnaby and Coquitlam this year, to ensure more than 210,000 homes and businesses across the Lower Mainland continue to receive the natural gas they count on every day. This work is part of an upgrade project to replace a gas line that runs through Vancouver, Burnaby and Coquitlam.

Businesses along the construction route will remain open, but some lanes on some busy roads including Broadway and Lougheed Highway in Burnaby and Como Lake Avenue in Coquitlam, will be closed. This will allow construction crews to work safely and efficiently.

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July 5, 2019 UPDATE

Broadway reopening and new Lougheed Highway lane closures at Bainbridge

As of this weekend construction will be finished on Broadway between Bainbridge and Duthie avenues, and that section of road will be fully reopened to traffic, weather dependent. Local traffic restrictions remain in effect further east along Broadway, between Arden and Duthie avenues.

Our progress in the area allows us to start work at a new location, at the corner of Lougheed Highway and Bainbridge. Lane closures will be necessary to give our crews the space they need to complete work safely and as quickly as possible. One eastbound and westbound lane will be kept open on Lougheed Highway.

Bainbridge will only be accessible via right-hand turns from Lougheed, and the Bainbridge-Lougheed intersection will also be closed to north-south traffic.

Local businesses will remain open and accessible while this work is taking place.

Need to Talk to Fortis BC? They’ll be at Starbucks

Challenging conditions require new tool at Clarke Road

We need to use a new specialized piece of equipment called an air hammer to complete work tunneling our gas line under Clarke Road in Coquitlam, due to the challenging soil conditions and underground rocks in the area.

We are working with our contractor to mitigate disruptions from this work, including using sound barricades that will reduce the noise from this equipment. Work may start as early as July 8 and finish in mid-July. It will take place seven days a week, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

We apologize for the disturbance this causes. Our goal is to finish this work safely and as quickly as possible.

We will be at the Starbucks on the second level of the Burquitlam Plaza Safeway on Monday, July 8, between 4-6 p.m. to update the community and answer any questions people may have.

If you have any questions or feedback—or just want to find out more—you can also reach Fortis BC at 604-592-7494 or .