Wren Street Restoration Project

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UPDATE – JULY 2022

Remediation work began as scheduled on July 18th to restore Wren Street, from Teal Street to Tyler Street.

This work will continue, weather permitting, throughout the summer and is expected to be completed by October, 2022.  We appreciate your continued patience as we work to restore this important local roadway.

The proposed work includes:

-Roadway excavation

-Installation of EPS lightweight fill foam

-Drainage improvements

-Sanitary Sewer works

-Pavement and road markings

What Happened

During a recent storm event, 8100 Block Wren Street sustained significant damage.  One lane of the road dropped approximately one meter over a hundred-meter span. The slope adjacent to the road will need to be stabilized and the sanitary force main repaired before re-establishing the roadway.

The City hired a geotechnical engineering team to assess the issue, recommend a repair and complete the repair design drawings plus tender package.

Concurrently, the City applied for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) through the Province for this road failure. The DFA was approved by the Province and the City is working on a recovery plan to submit for further approval by the Province.

The City looked at options to partially open the road. However, due to the potential for further deterioration of the roadway and prohibitively high costs related to safety measures, this is deemed infeasible.

Timeline

City staff discussed a concept for a repair with the geotechnical engineering team and a civil consultant during the week of January 17th. Staff reviewed a draft geotechnical report and feedback was provided the week of February 14th. A final geotechnical report was received in late February. A civil consulting team was retained to complete the design and procurement documents. City Staff reviewed the design submitted by the civil consultant and approved the procurement document. The RFP was posted on BC Bid April 26 with a closing date of June 1.

On June 20th Council approved a budget increase and awarded the contract to B&B Excavation and Shoring Ltd. The Notice of Award letter was issued, the contractor assembled the necessary documents, and the City prepared a construction contract for signatures. A pre-construction meeting took place in the last week of June and B&B mobilized to the site on July 18th, 2022.

Construction is expected to be completed over a 3-month period, July to October.

What to Expect

Detour routes are in effect, so plan accordingly. Additional traffic control will be in place for material deliveries and a staging/laydown area. A Notice to Residents Letter was distributed to the adjacent and directly impacted residents.  Watch for pedestrians and respect speed limits in the detour neighborhoods. Every effort will be made to keep the inconvenience to the residents to a minimum. Your patience and understanding while these works are completed is very much appreciated.

Current Detour in Place

Project Contact

Kyle St. Amour
Engineering Technologist – Projects

604-820-3768