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Expect more traffic delays for busy City of Delta roadway

A new pump station will be followed by construction mixed-use building will be built at the site
The intersection of Scott Road at 70 Avenue in North Delta.

Delta commuters can expect significant travel delays on Scott Road with another upcoming project.

The city recently issued a request for qualifications to identify general contractors qualified to construct pump station upgrade projects, including the Scottsdale Sanitary Pump Station.

The city’s intent is to create a list of qualified contractors and subsequently invite only those respondents to submit firm-priced tenders.

The Scottsdale project consists of installing a new sanitary pump station at Scott Road and 70 Avenue, with approximately 180 metres of forcemain upgrades and a new 70-metre gravity main.

The existing pump station, located in a different area on the same property where a gas station was once located, needs to be decommissioned.

Roadworks and landscape restorations are also included in the project, which is currently under design. The city notes that some “notable challenges” include traffic management and pedestrian control, as well as potential groundwater issues and potentially contaminated soil at the former gas station property.

Construction is to start June 2024 with the project to be completed that December.

Following that project, a 90-unit condo development will be built at the property.

Council this year approved the six-storey mixed-use development, which includes underground parking, commercial space on the ground floor, residential units above on the remaining five storeys and rooftop outdoor amenity space.

A 39-foot statutory right-of-way at the northwest corner of the North Delta site had been provided by the owner to Delta to accommodate the future sanitary pump station to serve the surrounding area.