Message from Metro Vancouver:
Construction starting in your community
Metro Vancouver provides clean, safe drinking water to residents and business across the region through a system of reservoirs, water mains, and pump stations. Operating our vast drinking water system, requires constant upgrades and expansion to meet the needs of a growing region.
Metro Vancouver will be replacing and upgrading aging valves that help control water flows through the First Narrows Tunnel Crossing. These valves are housed within two valve chambers located along the Capilano Water Main Corridor (“Capilano Corridor”), one at the intersection of Marine Drive and the other within Metro Vancouver’s works yard south of Welch Street. (See map on reverse).
Construction for this project will be phased over two years as work will need to take place during the winter months to ensure continued supply of water in the summer, when rainfall is lower and demand for water is higher.
Phase 1 is scheduled to start in late January 2020 for approximately one month. While the majority of construction will take place within Metro Vancouver’s works yard, crews will need to perform associated construction activities at the intersection of Marine Drive and Capilano Corridor. These activities may cause temporary traffic delays for motorists travelling through the area.
Phase 2 is scheduled to take place in late 2020/early 2021.
When complete, the new valves will ensure the continued supply of clean, safe drinking water south of the North Shore.
Thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work.
Information Centre: 604-432-6200 (Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM)
After Hours Emergency: 604-451-6610
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include “First Narrows Tunnel Improvements” in the subject line)