Keeping the Lower Mainland’s natural gas system running smoothly
We’re upgrading our natural gas lines in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam and Surrey. The Lower Mainland natural gas system supplies natural gas to more than 700,000 FortisBC customers throughout the Lower Mainland, Squamish, Whistler, the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island.
These upgrades will improve the safety and reliability of our system and provide greater operational flexibility so we can best meet the current and future needs of our customers. That means if a line is impacted in one place, your gas will keep flowing to keep the heat on.
Surrey to Coquitlam natural gas line upgrades: 2017
This project involves creating a backup line that will run alongside the existing natural gas lines, in the same utility corridor, in both communities. Construction begins in February 2017 and will continue to the end of the year.
Having a backup, or second, natural gas line means we’ll be prepared to continue to meet our customers’ natural gas needs, even as communities grow. We’ll also be able to do routine “in-line” inspections, using state-of-the art equipment, to ensure the line’s safety and reliability.
Vancouver to Coquitlam natural gas line upgrades: 2018
In 2017, we’ll be doing a variety of pre-construction activities in Burnaby, along Broadway from Gaglardi Way to Bainbridge Avenue, to prepare for natural gas line construction, which will start in 2018.
The construction will upgrade sections of our natural gas lines in Vancouver, Burnaby and Coquitlam. The work will take place in existing natural gas line corridors.
Keeping you informed
When construction starts in 2017, you'll find current construction updates here:
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