- Updated May 16, 2013
Transmission Realignment Update
Last night (May 15), representatives from Port Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro and the City of North Vancouver met with the local community to fulfill our commitment to report back to the community on the design alternative review. At this meeting, we presented and discussed the alternatives considered and you can find this information here.
In summary, given the multiple factors considered for the design to have the least impact on the environment, cost and project schedule, it was determined that the only feasible option was upgrading the existing power lines on the current alignment along St. Davids Avenue between East 3rd Street and Alder Street.
Construction will commence next week (May 21) and take approximately four weeks to complete. Works include survey marking, drilling and augering the new poles and installing the new transmission line.
Construction & Traffic Management Update
No major road work will occur on Low Level Road or East 3rd Street until the end of May. In the meantime, smaller sections of construction will begin. Commencing next week, construction will start on the upper retaining walls that will support the back lane of the 500/600 block of East 1st Street. During this construction, the lane will be closed to all public access. A section of the Spirit Trail between St. Patricks Avenue and St. Davids Avenue will be used as the haul route to help minimize impacts on local streets. As a result, this section of the Spirit Trail will be closed and detour signs will be installed directing Spirit Trail users to East 2nd Street. Construction traffic will be present on Low Level Road with a construction speed limit in place in mid May.
We continue to work with our main contractor, B&B Heavy Civil, and the City and will make the Traffic Management Plan available on both the Port and the City websites in the coming weeks. The Traffic Management Plan is a working document and will be updated throughout construction of the project.