Cedar Drive Upgrade Project

Taking place from spring 2021 to 2024, the Cedar Drive Upgrade Project (PDF) will happen in a number of phases and will extend the sewer system, improve drainage, enhance Partington Creek and provide transportation upgrades. The much-needed upgrades will support new development in the eastern section of the Partington Creek neighbourhood, and will also improve service to existing residents in the area.

This will be the largest and likely the most complex project delivered by the City’s Engineering & Public Works department in the current five-year capital plan.

Construction Updates - Summer 2022

Victoria Drive – Road Closure:
The City’s contractor, Gemco Construction Ltd., will be installing a new large storm diversion on Upper Victoria Drive, between Baycrest Avenue and Pollard Street. In order to complete this work, a section of Victoria Drive will be fully closed. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured via Pollard Street/Crouch Avenue/David Avenue/Mitchell Street. 

 Work is expected to begin in early July and will take about six weeks to complete. The contractor will install signage in the area to inform road users of the road closure which will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Detour map (PDF)

Cedar Drive:
As part of the Cedar Drive / Partington Creek Upgrade project, the City’s contractor, Merletti Construction Ltd., will be installing a sanitary forcemain, a gravity main and a pump station along Cedar Drive. 

The new sanitary sewer facilities will serve existing properties and new development in the eastern part of the Partington Creek Neighbourhood. Work is expected to begin in early July and will be ongoing until late 2023.

The contractor will be maintaining single lane alternating traffic, however there will be occasional traffic detours when the contractor completes works requiring full road closures such as manhole construction and tie-in work.

Stay Informed

Ongoing communications will take place with area property owners and other stakeholders as the work progresses, including notification when properties will be directly affected by construction activity.

To stay informed about the project, monitor this page or sign up for Cedar Drive Upgrade Project updates.

If you missed our recent online information session, please review the video below or the online event questions and answers.

  1. Improvements
  2. Background
  3. Timeline
  4. Related Documents

The objectives of the Cedar Drive Upgrade Project are as follows:

  • Improved sewer services – New trunk sanitary sewer facilities along Cedar Drive and extending to Upper Victoria Drive, to serve existing and new development in the eastern part of the Partington Creek Neighbourhood.
  • Increased flood protection – New flood channel and environmental works along the upper section of Cedar Drive to convey existing and future flows in Partington Creek, as well as raising Cedar Drive by 1.5 metres to mitigate flood impacts from freshets in the Pitt River/Fraser River system.
  • Environmental enhancements in Partington Creek – Installation of riparian (Creekside habitat) areas to offset impacts from the development planned in the area (outlined in the Partington Creek Integrated Watershed Management Plan, and removal of invasive plant species.
  • Transportation upgrades – Widening the upper section of Cedar Drive as a transportation corridor to a two-lane width, constructing a multi-use pathway and adding street lighting.