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.
Haro Street Bikeway final design
Our final phase of public and stakeholder engagement was completed in late 2019. Through the engagement process we learned a lot about how walking, cycling, and rolling can be improved along Haro St. A final design has now been selected that incorporates public feedback.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the public consultation process.
- Notification letter to residents and business owners PDF file (134 KB)
- Public consultation summary PDF file (142 KB)
- Final design briefing PDF file (2.7 MB)
Water work that could impact you
Between late September 2020 and January 2021, you may occasionally notice cloudy water coming out of your tap while crews complete water-main tie-ins. Let your cold water tap run for approximately 10 minutes or until water is back to its normal colour.
Cloudy water is safe and is a common occurrence during water-main replacement work. Find more information on water quality and pressure
Water infrastructure upgrades
Crews are undertaking remediation work and the installation of a distribution main on Gilford St from Robson St to Haro St. This work is expected to be completed in the fall of 2020.
Gilford mini-park improvements
Gilford mini-park improvements are scheduled to start in early 2021 (following the completion of the water infrastructure upgrades) and are expected to be completed in the spring of 2021.
Watermain work will primarily take place along Haro and Bute streets.
Watermain construction is scheduled in two phases from spring 2019 to late summer 2021:
- 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
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
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Make changes to the street