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Preparing for more density in Ladner Village

The new sanitary sewer pump station is to also alleviate capacity concerns at the Garry Street Pump Station as well as provide additional capacity for future redevelopments
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The 51st Street road works contract is to be completed by the end of this year.

Paving work will be taking place on a Ladner street to wrap up one part of a major project.

The City of Delta recently closed its request for proposals for a contractor to pave a section of 51st Street as part of a sanitary sewer and watermain replacement project that is taking place.

To be completed by the end of this year, the paving is from south of the intersection at 47th Avenue to the middle of 47A Avenue.

Traffic disruptions are expected to be kept to a minimum and a full-road closure is not expected.

Council is expected to award the contract at its Sept. 19 meeting.

The overall project involves the installation of a new sanitary sewer pump station near the intersection of 51st Street and 47A Avenue. Work took place along 51st Street as well as the nearby streets and the project included upgrading sections of existing sewers, which have reached the end of their service lives.

Meanwhile, the city intends to also upgrade the existing sanitary trunk sewer along Elliott Street from Bridge Street to the new pump station.

The project will also involve upgrading an existing watermain along Elliott Street between Chisholm Street and 48th Avenue.

According to the city, the existing sanitary trunk main and watermain along the corridor have been in service for approximately 60 years and are in need of an upgrade to accommodate planned higher density in the village.

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.

Those changes are anticipated to usher in major redevelopment for the village over the coming years.