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Templeton Area Redevelopment Update

Construction Activities: week of October 13, 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 keeping you updated on all scheduled construction and onsite activities. Please encourage your neighbors to subscribe to these updates if they haven’t already by emailing [email protected].

OVERVIEW

The focus of this week will be on the new multi-use pathway (MUP) and therefore work will be taking place immediately adjacent to the fence line.

We appreciate the community’s ongoing feedback and we continue to address this on the project site. In addition to extending the mesh fence covering south last week, we are currently looking into several mitigations to address noise. We are currently sourcing noise blankets and working with a supplier to expedite delivery. In addition, we are looking into replacing the traditional backup beeper on the orange backhoe and expect to complete this work soon.

We are in the process of onboarding a new community liaison who will work directly with the project team to better understand the practical aspects of the work at hand—i.e. sights, sounds, smells, vibrations, frequency—to help us better communicate to our neighbours in advance on what to expect.

We recognize the 18 homes along Wellington Crescent that back onto our property are most affected by this work. As such last week, we shared information with those 18 homes on how to share feedback directly with our executive team about the project as we explore additional mitigation efforts to reduce construction-related noise and vibration impacts; and to check back on a few of our longer-term assumptions for this project, including the multi-use pathway and future noise management. We also plan to invite feedback from the broader community and will have more details on that in the near future.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 13: WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT 

Work this week includes:

  • Stripping the top soil in the vicinity of the MUP
  • Gravel placement and ongoing compaction for the MUP
  • Placing lightweight fill around the future Templeton roundabout
  • Ongoing work associated with hauling gravel and sand to and from site
  • Ongoing compacting along Templeton Street and additional new compaction for the MUP, immediately adjacent to the fence line

Regular onsite equipment includes 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. 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 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.

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.

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

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