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 / 01.15.19

FortisBC Gas Line Upgrades continue in 2019

The first phase of the FortisBC Gas Line Upgrades project was successfully completed in Vancouver and Burnaby in late 2018 and we’re preparing to launch the next phase—in March 2019.

This important work will make sure more than 210,000 homes and businesses across the Lower Mainland continue to receive the natural gas they count on every day.

Construction coming to east Burnaby and Coquitlam

Our natural gas line running from Vancouver to Coquitlam has been in service since the 1950s and is nearing the end of its useful operating life—so we’re upgrading it.

This next leg of the project, which will replace 12 kilometres of gas line in east Burnaby and Coquitlam, is scheduled to be completed this year.

Construction will take place along Lougheed Highway, Broadway and around Gaglardi Way in Burnaby, and on Como Lake Avenue in Coquitlam.

FortisBC Gas Line Upgrades map

We understand it can be disruptive to have a major construction project in your neighbourhood, which is why our goal is to complete work safely and as quickly as possible.

Doug Stout
Doug Stout Vice-president, market development and external relations, FortisBC

Businesses are open, lane closures are required

Safety is at the core of everything we do. The safest way for us to complete our work is to close lanes on a number of busy roads. We realize this will create traffic disruptions and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.

Businesses will remain open throughout construction and we’ll make sure the community knows that it’s business as usual at their favourite shops and services. Some of the ways we’ll support local businesses include online advertising, social media promotion and strategically placed road signage.

Tips for getting around

To help you stay informed, we’ll provide up-to-date construction and traffic information through an interactive map and traffic table on our project page and regular updates.

You can also get the latest information delivered to your inbox by signing up for our regular newsletter.

Changes to transit

Some buses will be affected during construction. To make sure you’re planning your trip with the latest information, visit translink.ca.

Businesses are open

No one wants to have their daily routine disrupted. We’ll do everything we can to make sure the community is kept updated on construction, knows their favourite local stores are open and can easily access the latest information on lane closures.

Ian Miki
Ian Miki Project director, FortisBC

Community engagement is ongoing

From the beginning of the project, long before the first shovel hit the ground, we were out in the community engaging with residents and businesses – giving them the chance to ask questions and raise concerns.

We look forward to continuing these discussions in 2019 during construction in east Burnaby and Coquitlam, and working with the community to minimize disruptions.

Information sessions

We will be holding public information sessions in Burnaby and Coquitlam in February, where you can learn more about the project and ask any questions you have.

Coquitlam

We were in Coquitlam on February 5 for an information session, where we spoke with about 100 people about the project and what it means for the community.

Burnaby

We’ve scheduled a new Burnaby information session for Thursday, February 28, after our original one was postponed due to bad weather.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.This event will be a drop-in session. Attendees can come at any time between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Cameron Recreation Complex
Cedar Room
9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby

You can also contact us at gaslineupgrades@fortisbc.com or 604-592-7494.

We’ll continue to work closely with the community throughout 2019, including responding quickly to questions and concerns.

Blake Mansbridge
Blake Mansbridge Community relations manager, FortisBC

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