More daytime traffic detours are on the way in Ladner Village as a major sanitary sewer and watermain replacement project continues.
The city intends to upgrade approximately hundreds of metres of existing sanitary trunk sewer along Elliott Street from Bridge Street to a new pump station on 51 Street.
The project will also involve upgrading an existing watermain along Elliott Street between Chisholm Street and 48 Avenue.
According to the city, the existing sanitary trunk main and watermain along the corridor have been in service for approximately 60 years and in need of an upgrade to accommodate planned higher density in the village.
The city’s engineering department notes the new pump station, which will be located next to Ladner Community Centre, is scheduled to be operational by early August.
The sanitary sewer upgrades along Elliot Street are scheduled to begin by mid-November.
The existing watermain section between River Road and Trenant Street was replaced in 1990 and does not require an upgrade.
Council late last year approved sweeping amendments to the Ladner Village Official Community Plan and have given the green light for the Ladner Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy, initiatives that came from recommendations of the Ladner Village Renewal Advisory Committee.
The Delta-owned Seven Seas building on Chisholm Street was recently demolished with the aim of eventually triggering a larger transformation in the harbour area and the rest of the village.