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Templeton Area Redevelopment Update

Construction Activities: week of November 16, 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. 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 keep you updated on all scheduled construction and onsite activities. Check out this week’s update below. Please encourage your neighbors to subscribe to these updates. Sign up by emailing [email protected]

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


Upcoming this week: We’ve confirmed the data for our community update meeting. We will host an online information session on the evening of December 2 (note that this is a change from the previously announced date of November 26). Details to follow next week.

Noteworthy milestones from last week: Late last week, we constructed a temporary trench on YVR lands to help clear some flooding in the laneway behind Wellington Crescent. The City of Richmond will develop a permanent drainage solution, but for now we are happy to support where we can. Thank you to our community neighbours for flagging the issue so that we could assist.

If you have questions about the project and would like to connect with our community liaison Pam by phone or in person, please email to [email protected].


Areas of focus this week (all weather dependent) include:

New this week:

  • No new activities planned this week.


  • Electrical work for future pedestrian scale lighting along Terrace Street and Aylmer Road
  • Deconstruct and remove the former sign shop on Aylmer Road (target completion this week)
  • Soil grading and hauling gravel and sand to and from site

Use of onsite equipment throughout the site will continue most days including excavators, backhoe loaders, haul trucks, concrete trucks, compacting equipment, a forklift and a mobile crane. Broadband travel alarms are in use on regularly stationed equipment to reduce noise in the area. Traditional tonal alarms may still be heard on equipment and vehicles that travel to and from the site, or equipment that will be onsite for shorter durations. Our contractor also continues to suppress dust regularly with water trucks. 


Construction takes place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Equipment and machinery are turned on after 7:30 a.m. 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. Given the increased frequency of rain, workers may need to come to the site to monitor erosion and ensure the proper flood protections are performing adequately outside of the normal hours of operation.


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

Check out previous construction updates here.

For more information or general questions about the Templeton Area Redevelopment Project, please visit

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