By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Dec. 21, 2010
Two sections of the dike will be closed to the public as the district embarks on a major flood management project.
The district will be upgrading two sections of dike, each one kilometre in length, in Brackendale and North Yards.
The work will begin January 2, 2013 and will extend through the end of February.
The work will impact the surrounding neighbourhoods due to the high volume of truck traffic that will result.
Approximately 32,000 cubic metres of gravel will be required for the upgrades, resulting in a dike that is higher and wider (on the land side).
A heavy volume of truck traffic will be required to haul the gravel to the two work sites.
To complete the work within the dictated timelines, trucks will haul gravel up to six days per week during the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
“Residents in the immediate vicinity, as well as dike users in general need to be aware of the work and exercise extreme caution during the work period,” says Matt Simmons, the District’s Capital Projects Manager.
“Heavy truck traffic will present challenges for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in the area. We ask everyone to please be extra vigilant and patient during this time.”
- Direct access to the work site will be along Judd Road and Brennan Road, though trucks will travel along various routes to access Judd Road.
- Judd and Brennan Roads will see a high volume of truck traffic Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout January and February.
- Fisherman’s Park and access to the dike and beach at Fisherman’s Park will be closed for the duration of the work.
- The work will stretch one kilometre north from Fisherman’s Park.
- Dike access and trail access to Judd Beach will remain open at entry points off Maple Crescent and Eagle Run Drive.
- Access to the work site will be via Centennial Way, Government Road, and a gravel road by Whittaker Slough (just past the West Coast Railway Heritage Park). Trucks will egress via the Spit Road.
- The Spit Road will remain open, and access to the Spit will be maintained.
- The dike road will be closed to all traffic (pedestrian or otherwise) north of the Spit Rd.