Wren Street Restoration Project
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.
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 tender. The City has reviewed the design submitted by the civil consultant and approved the tender document. The tender was posted on BC Bid April 26 with a closing date of May 25. City staff will review the submittals and tentatively award a contract in early June. The availability of contractors and materials will determine the timeframe of construction. The City is expecting construction to begin in July with a construction period of at least a month, weather dependent.
What to Expect
Detour routes are in effect, so plan accordingly. 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 are very much appreciated.
Current Detour in Place
Public Works Division