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04.18.17 / Community

Construction near Mundy Park requires temporary closures

Rest of park, including trails, remains open

Dogs that enjoy meeting up with their four-legged friends in the off-leash dog park on the east side of Mundy Park may want to find another place to play—temporarily.

The off-leash dog park will partially close from May to July 2017 while natural gas line upgrade construction is underway. There are additional closures: The Chilko Drive parking lot near the dog park will be partially closed from May to June for two to three weeks and the section of paved community path that runs between the lot and the dog park will also close at this time.

This natural gas line construction work is part of our Surrey to Coquitlam Upgrade project. We’re adding a backup line beside our existing gas line in the same utility corridor. The work is necessary so we can increase capacity, keep up with growing demand and continue the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to our customers.

Nick Richardson, one of our Surrey to Coquitlam Upgrade project engineers, says the large equipment that will be on the work site, including excavators to dig trenches and side-booms to lower sections of gas line into place, made the partial closures unavoidable.

Safety was our primary concern. We needed to partially close the dog park and parking lot to ensure we had enough room for the crew to move equipment around, and do their work, safely. We apologize to park users for the inconvenience and we’ll do everything we can to minimize disruptions.

Nick Richardson Surrey to Coquitlam Upgrade project engineer

Good news for off-leash dogs

The rest of the park, and all of the trails, will remain open. That’s good news for dogs. They can still meet up with their four-legged friends from dawn to dusk on the off-leash dog trail loop in the southeast corner of the park. Trail access from the Chilko Drive parking lot will be closed, but you can walk in from the Austin Trail off of Austin Avenue.

The Surrey to Coquitlam Upgrade project will continue throughout 2017.

staff visit Mundy Park to talk to park users
FortisBC staff visited Mundy Park to talk to park users about the upcoming temporary partial closure of the off-leash dog park, parking lot and paved community path on the east side of the park. 

 

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