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Templeton Area Redevelopment Update

Construction Activities: week of August 4, 2020

Site work on the Templeton Area Redevelopment continues. Work is now underway to create the Templeton Corridor and conduct early works in preparation for development of the future facility. We are currently working with the contractor to revise the overall project timeline as there are inevitable deferments based on the two-month pause in work and resulting need to adjust plans based on required worked and seasonality. Construction activities for this phase are scheduled to take place through mid-2021. Learn more about what to expect during construction here.

As work progresses, we remain committed to keeping you updated on all scheduled construction and onsite activities. We continue to receive and respond to feedback, which includes requests to share more information and provide frequent updates. Please encourage your neighbours to subscribe to these updates if they haven’t already by emailing [email protected].


Current project work is mainly comprised of utilities work—excavating utility trenches and removing and replacing utility infrastructure. Activities will also include work related to the preload process for the Terrace Street extension.

Please note there was no construction activity on Monday, August 3 given the civic holiday.

New this week: Broadband Travel Alarms were installed last week and are now in use on all equipment that is regularly stationed on site. We shared last week that our contractor will be initiating a pilot project to switch to these white noise alarms, which emit a “psssht-psssht-psssht” (listen here) instead of the “beep-beep-beep” of traditional tonal alarms. These Broadband Travel Alarms are proven to greatly reduce noise disturbance while also keeping workers safe and in compliance with WorkSafeBC regulations. Please note however that traditional tonal alarms may still be heard on equipment and vehicles that are transiting to and from the site, or equipment that will be onsite for shorter durations.

Our team regularly visits the site to monitor the project with our contractor, including noise and vibration levels, dust and air quality. We are committed to implementing mitigations that are proven effective and align with project requirements. We will continue to update the community with new information about mitigations as applicable. 


Work this week includes: 

  • Work this week includes:

  • Excavation for utility trenches
  • Underground utility removal
  • Underground utility installation including the installation of storm manholes
  • Hauling gravel and sand to and from site - all gravel and sand hauled to the site meets environmental regulations
  • Moving of existing onsite organic material (excavated material to be reused as filler)
  • Preparing lockblocks along the Terrace Street extension alignment in preparation for preload

Regular onsite equipment includes:

  • Excavators
  • Backhoe loaders
  • Haul trucks
  • Concrete trucks
  • Compacting equipment
  • Forklift
  • Mobile crane

Broadband Travel Alarms are in use on all regularly stationed equipment to reduce noise in the area.

Our contractor has water trucks attending the site regularly to suppress dust and has also added screening to the YVR / Burkeville perimeter fence line as an additional mitigation.  


Construction takes place within City of Richmond by-laws, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. An update will be provided if work is required outside of this timeframe.

Please note: plans, activities and onsite equipment are subject to change based on evolving project needs and weather.


If you have any questions or comments about construction-related activities, please contact [email protected].

For more information or general questions about Templeton Area Redevelopment Project including what you can expect for construction related activities, please visit the Templeton Redevelopment Project page.

Thank you for your support and patience as we work to complete this project safely and in a timely manner.

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