City of Vancouver and BC Hydro Cambie Street water, sewer, electrical and street infrastructure replacement project

The City of Vancouver and BC Hydro are upgrading various aging water, sewer, electrical and street infrastructure along Cambie Street.

Project details

Location and duration of work

  • 100 - 800 blk Cambie Street (from Water Street to Smithe Street)    
    • Start: Monday, October 07, 2013
    • End: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hours of work

  • Monday to Saturday, 7:00am to 6:00pm (may include Sunday work)


  • Completed

Impacts to traffic, parking, businesses and residents

City construction crews have begun their work at Cambie Street to upgrade the 100-year-old water, and sewer pipes that lie underneath Cambie street starting Monday January 6, 2014 and expected completion date by July 2014. Once replaced, the pipes are expected to serve the neighbourhood for another 100 years. City crews will also be upgrading the aging roadway and sidewalk.

During construction:
•One traffic lane will remain open in each direction with intermittent delays.
•Businesses will remain open as usual and access to businesses will be maintained at all times. 
•Crews will work primarily from Monday to  Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m

The City will provide as much parking as possible after working hours and all temporary parking restrictions will be  removed as soon as they no longer needed.

The City will minimize disruption to the area so that your daily routines will not be adversely impacted.

How this project will improve the city

This joint project will improve the resiliency of underground utilities and surface infrastructure in this neighbourhood.


City contact

Do Nguyen
Community and Stakeholder Liaison
Waterworks Design, Engineering Services

Phone: 604-673-8458


BC Hydro Contact

Project Manager
Zlatan Duranovic

Phone: 778-452-6841