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Templeton Area Redevelopment Update

Construction Activities: Week of November 30, 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.

OVERVIEW

Upcoming this week: Reminder that our online community meeting will be held Wednesday, December 2 starting at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Registration is required and quite a few people have done so. If you do not currently receive email updates and would like to attend the online session, please email [email protected]. or call 604-561-2836 to request a registration link. For those who can’t attend, we will post a meeting summary and engagement survey results on our website within a few days after the meeting.

Noteworthy milestones from last week: The remainder of the concrete foundation from the old sign shop has been removed. Also, late last week crews conducted soil erosion control adjacent to Little Wings day care.

Looking ahead: Crews will take a break for the holidays between December 23 and January 4.

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].

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 30: WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT 

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

New this week:

  • Electrical work for future pedestrian scale lighting for the multi-use path along the edge of Burkeville will begin. The equipment is small but residents closest to the site may notice elevated noise levels at times.
  • Subject to weather, crews may begin removing preload material from the area that will become the Terrace Street extension. Preload material will be redistributed to the area where the new playing fields will be located near Little Wings Daycare.

Continuing:

  • Electrical work along Aylmer Road is nearing completion, with some tasks remaining for the future Aylmer/Terrace intersection.
  • Continuing to monitor the temporary trench to help address flooding in the laneway behind Wellington Crescent as the City of Richmond develops a permanent drainage solution.
  • 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. 

HOURS OF OPERATION & SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES

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.

NEED MORE INFORMATION? 

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 yvr.ca/templeton.

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