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Major sewer project planned for Ladner Trunk Road

The project’s design has not been finalized

Drivers can expect delays on a busy Delta roadway as a major sewer project is on the horizon.

The city is currently working with an engineering consultant to design a sanitary forcemain along a portion of Ladner Trunk Road, between Central Avenue and 55B Street. A number of utility depths and sizes are unknown and will need to be located before a detailed design can be finalized.

A request for proposals was recently issued for a contractor to provide ground-penetrating radar to get accurate measurements.

Engineering Director Steven Lan told the Optimist that construction is tentatively scheduled for 2026.

A decade ago, the city undertook a sanitary sewer forcemain twinning project on Ladner Trunk Road, from Highway 99 to 72nd Street, which cost more than $4 million.

Meanwhile, in a separate project, the city has also issued a request for bids for a construction contract for the third phase of the 41B Street Roadway Rehabilitation Project, part of Delta’s Rural Road Improvements Program.

That project is to commence later in 2023.

41B Street is a collector road that sees heavy truck and farm vehicle traffic.

The city last year awarded a $838,888 construction contract for the second phase of the project, which began approximately 900 meters south of River Road West.

In 2021, council approved a $929,600 construction contract for the first phase of the project, which started at River Road West.

The third phase will see road improvements to the 41B Street overpass.

The city notes that traffic disruptions on 41B Street are expected to be kept to a minimum. Single-lane alternating traffic flow and access to properties will be maintained at all times, while a full road closure will not be permitted.