Engineering and Public Works Capital Projects Highlights 2022

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Engineering and Public Works - Capital Projects Highlights 2022


To learn about Engineering and Public Works capital projects, visit the Engineering and Public Works Capital Projects Highlights page (external link) for interactive maps, images and detailed information about what we are working on this year.

Watch this short video (just over 1 minute) for tips on navigating in the interactive map "Getting Started" video (external link.)

If you have any specific questions about the projects shown on the Engineering and Public Works highlights page, please try our Ask a Question tool below or use the contact information provided in the story map link above.


Engineering and Public Works - Capital Projects Highlights 2022


To learn about Engineering and Public Works capital projects, visit the Engineering and Public Works Capital Projects Highlights page (external link) for interactive maps, images and detailed information about what we are working on this year.

Watch this short video (just over 1 minute) for tips on navigating in the interactive map "Getting Started" video (external link.)

If you have any specific questions about the projects shown on the Engineering and Public Works highlights page, please try our Ask a Question tool below or use the contact information provided in the story map link above.

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    No. 4 Road between Blundell Road and Granville Ave. This stretch of road have been terrible for the last two full year. There are orange posts left keeping it as one lane southbound until and yet there is no work being done. Pretty fed up of this after two full years with no improvement in sight. What's going on with this stretch of road??

    Jughead asked 3 days ago

    Thank you for your question. The City is conducting repairs to the box culvert under No. 4 Road between Granville Avenue and Blundell Road. Lane closures are made out of consideration for the safety of the public and construction crews completing these repairs. The City has also identified grading and drainage issues on the surface of the roadway that are in need of repair. As a result, the roadway is scheduled for a full re-paving throughout the first week of June, weather permitting.

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    Are there any planned upgrades/flood prevention to the dyke in East Richmond? A whole new condo community has been added along River Rd. Small shrubs/bushes/trees have been removed from the dyke. Plant roots hold the rocks together to keep the dyke in place but now the dyke area is as risk due to heavy rain fall this past year.

    AlinaL asked 29 days ago

    Thanks for your question. Dike Master Plan Phase 4 is currently in the engagement phase and covers the north dike between No. 6 Road and Boundary Road. You can find information on how to become involved at www.LetsTalkRichmond.ca/floodprotection. In general, plant and tree roots can provide a path for water to erode the dike material and are not encouraged on the City’s dike. Staff inspect our dikes three times a year to ensure these issues are addressed and that the integrity of Richmond’s flood protection system is maintained.

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    Why should Richmond tax payers pay for dyking ? We should just hold our hand out to the provence and the feds like everyone else does. And they pay . We are the suckers for paying.

    Steve asked 29 days ago

    Richmond is a recognized leader in flood protection planning and mitigation, having established one of the most advanced flood protection programs in the region. As a local government, we are in the best position to implement flood protection improvements and make associated land use decisions, with Provincial support and coordination. Over the past 10 years, through the Drainage and Diking Utility and senior government grant funding, the City has dedicated over $120 million to completing flood protection projects, including pump station and dike upgrade projects. Of that $120 million, $40 million was secured through senior government grants.

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    Why does the city cutup new roadways .just paved. only affer a few years to put in water or sewer ?Can you not get together and do one cut and pave. Make it a law that a road cannot be cut until its 10 years old. Every road in Richmond is a roalercoaster of bumps from fillin. Not to nention the problems cutting up the roads every week . Gilbert and Grandville is a good example.

    Steve asked 28 days ago

    Great question! Prior to paving a road in Richmond, we check to ensure there are no major water, sanitary and drainage work planned. It is in our best interest to ensure there are less cuts and repairs to a recent pavement job since it reduces the life of the finished road. However, 3rd party services that are not operated by the City may need to cut pavement to do important repairs, install new service connections or upgrade infrastructure within a few years of a newly paved road. 

    The work you mentioned at Gilbert and Granville is a perfect example of a 3rd party that performed underground work to upgrade their infrastructure. For situations like this, the City has a policy regulating the cutting of newly paved roads, which requires the roadways to be restored in a manner that reduces bumps and ensures long term road quality. We also coordinate with all 3rd party stakeholders of planned paving works to reduce the number of required cuts on new roadways.

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    Thank you for replacing the bird road bridge. Could you also consider the strong need for a sidewalk on bird road to complement the bridge? The street is very narrow and is used by many pedestrians all day long. We need one please. Thanks

    ravchatha asked 25 days ago

    Thanks for your question. With respect to sidewalk requests, we have a Local Area Services Program (LASP) that is funded by the owners of adjacent properties with some financial assistance from the City. Interested neighbourhoods can contact Serene Pang at 604-276-4394 if they wish to pursue this.

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    A couple questions regarding the DEUs which might be dumb questions, so apologies in advance! For the OVDEU when is it planned to come off the natural gas boilers and onto the recovered heat from the sewer mains? If it is long term, are heat pumps feasible to replace the natural gas boilers? I think the DEUs are an amazing initiative but I do think the City's role as a climate leader means finding every possible area to improve. Any move away from gas is an improvement. However if the horizon is shorter term then it obviously wouldn't make sense. For the CCDEAU similar question regarding timeline for this to be online. Will individual buildings still need their own supplementary boilers etc... I believe we need to be preventing new developments from establishing new new natural gas hookups and I guess I'm wondering if mandating heat pumps in individual devs would be feasible while the CCDEU comes online and preventing those new gas hookups. Thank you so much for helping me better learn about these awesome systems.

    Evan Dunfee asked 24 days ago

    Thanks for reaching out to inquire about the exciting initiatives overseen by the City’s District Energy Utility (DEU) provider, Lulu Island Energy Company. Design for a sewer heat recovery facility to serve the Oval Village DEU is actually already underway, with the aim to complete facility construction in 2025/2026. This facility will extract thermal heat from Metro Vancouver’s trunk sewer along Gilbert Rd. Utilizing this locally sourced renewable energy supply for the OVDEU area will play a key role in reducing the City’s carbon footprint.

    The planning and due diligence phase for the City Centre DEU system is nearing completion, with the aim of starting detailed design for the system as early as this year (conditional to City Council endorsement). In the meantime an interim connection strategy is being implemented for upcoming developments in the City Centre Area in which new buildings utilize onsite low carbon energy plants (all being air source heat pump based so far) that are designed to interconnect to the future CCDEU system. These onsite energy plants will minimize natural gas usage considerably, and will provide backup energy upon connection to the CCDEU which will further strengthen the reliability of these robust DEU systems.

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    At some stage, we need to make cycling much more safe. Take space from cars! The international standard you may know is a separation between MVT and bikes is 1:5m. When can we expect to see real improvements of cycling safety?

    Keith Lang asked 30 days ago

    Thanks for your interest. Following two rounds of public engagement in 2021,we're now finalizing the update of the Cycling Network Plan. A key objective of the Plan is to improve cycling safety with facilities that are comfortable for all ages and abilities. The plan will include a prioritized implementation strategy to expand the cycling network and improve connectivity between communities. The final plan is anticipated to be presented to Council this summer.

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    Please provide a link to the value for money study that was done for the Steveston Hwy MUP project.

    Sopwith asked 28 days ago

    Thanks for your interest. The City’s Official Community Plan identifies Steveston Hwy between No. 6 Rd and the West Dyke as a planned major street bike route. The Steveston Highway multi-use pathway (MUP) will serve pedestrians and cyclists and be constructed in two phases to link the existing MUPs on Shell Rd and No. 2 Rd. Funding for the project is largely contributed by the development community through the Development Cost Charge Program and TransLink grant funding. Approximately 3% of the total project costs are supported by Richmond taxes.

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    Greetings, Regarding the Steveston Highway multi use pathway construction, would it be possible to look into the installation of a solid red light at Swinton Cres. instead of the pedestrian activated light that is there now. As there is no traffic control from #4 Road to Shell, it is basicially a drag strip to beat the lights most of the day, We live in the area of #4 Rd. and Steveston Highway. Thank you for your attention. BWoloski

    Baz asked 19 days ago

    Thank you for the request – we will add this to our list to conduct a traffic signal warrant analysis. The warrant analysis (developed by Canada’s national technical association for road design) reviews the following key components:

    1)    Traffic volume (vehicle to vehicle conflicts): minimum main street and minor street traffic volume warrants must be met

    2)    Pedestrian/cyclist volume (vehicle to crossing pedestrian/cyclist conflicts): minimum pedestrian volume warrants must be met

    3)    Traffic safety: five year collision history

    4)    Pedestrian demographics: warrant value is adjusted upwards based on adjacent lane use that tends to generate pedestrian crossings such as proximity to schools, seniors centres and crosswalks that form part of the safe walkway path to a school

    5)    Roadway characteristics: intersection spacing (distance to next traffic signal), vehicle classification and speed

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    When will work start on phase one of Steveston Hwy MUP?

    KaronL asked 22 days ago

    Thanks for your interest. Both Phase 1 (Shell Road-Mortfield Gate) and Phase 2 (Mortfield Gate-No. 2 Road) of the Steveston Highway multi-use path are in detailed design, which is anticipated to be completed later this year. The tender process and construction will commence after the design is complete.

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