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Haro and Bute Infrastructure Upgrades

We’re upgrading critical water infrastructure and improving safety for all users along sections of Haro, Bute, Denman, Gilford, and Chilco streets. 

Work includes replacing the existing water main below Haro and Bute with a larger-capacity system. This new water main will have a life expectancy of about 100 years to help serve this growing neighbourhood while also improving the system’s seismic resiliency. 

We’re also coordinating street upgrades to improve safety for people walking, driving, and cycling, including improvements to the Haro Street Bikeway. 

What's happening

Phase 2 construction was completed in June 2022

Phase 2 of the project involved replacing the existing water mains below Bute St, between W Pender St and Haro St, with larger-capacity systems.



Watermain work will primarily take place along Haro and Bute streets.


Water main construction is scheduled in two phases from spring 2019 to spring 2022:

  • Phase 1: Haro St from Chilco to Thurlow streets
  • Phase 2: Bute St from Haro to W Pender streets

As an example of coordinated planning, this work is upgrading multiple infrastructure assets to minimize longer-term disruptions.

Work hours

Monday to Friday: 7am to 5:30pm, extended hours as needed

Weekends: as needed


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Bikeway timeline

  • 2005

    Haro Street bikeway approved by Council

  • Summer 2012

    Signage and paint installed on Haro St

  • Fall 2012

    Transportation 2040 plan approved by Council

  • Fall 2013

    West End Community Plan approved by Council

  • Summer 2019

    Stakeholder meetings

    Meetings with stakeholders along Haro St to learn how they use the street and identify issues to consider or address in the street design

  • Fall 2019

    Public consultation

    Reach out to the community for input on design options to inform the final street design

  • Fall 2019 - winter 2020

    Respond to feedback and revise design

    Design refined based on public feedback

  • We are here
  • 2021

    Make changes to the street


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