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.
Phase 2 construction underway until spring 2022
This phase of the project involves replacing the existing water mains below Bute St, between W Pender St, and Haro St, with larger-capacity systems.
During construction, block-by-block road closures are needed to facilitate construction, with access maintained for residents and businesses. Detours and parking changes may also be in effect. Please watch for detours as work progresses.
Gilford mini-park improvements
Gilford mini-park improvements are currently underway and are expected to be completed by fall 2021.
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.
Monday to Friday: 7am to 5:30pm, extended hours as needed
Weekends: as needed
How this construction may affect you
Haro Street bikeway approved by Council
Signage and paint installed on Haro St
Transportation 2040 plan approved by Council
West End Community Plan approved by Council
Meetings with stakeholders along Haro St to learn how they use the street and identify issues to consider or address in the street design
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
Make changes to the street