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'Major' delays expected during project at this Coquitlam intersection

City crews will be working long hours near Dr. Charles Best Secondary until Friday (Aug. 26).
Como Lake Avenue and Mariner Way in Coquitlam.

If you can, you may likely want to avoid a intersection in Coquitlam this week.

Construction crews have begun road repaving work at Como Lake Avenue and Mariner Way in the Ranch Park neighbourhood.

As a result, the city says "major traffic delays" are to be expected all week long as commutes will be reduced to a single lane in each direction.

The work is being done from Dr. Charles Best Secondary to Spuraway Avenue heading east and west, as well as a small section of Mariner Way 75 m north of the intersection.

A statement from Coquitlam's engineering and public works department asks residents and visitors to find an alternate route away from the work site to avoid any further delays or disruptions.

It asks drivers that need to use Como Lake and Mariner to drive with caution, watch for all crew members and flaggers on site and to obey all traffic signs, including construction speed limits.

Road repaving is set to be conducted between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every day until Friday (Aug. 26).

The project is one of four major upgrades to Coquitlam roads this summer — all of which are funded through the city's approved 2022-2025 capital plan, plus other revenues, reserves and grants:

  • Cedar Drive upgrades
    • Sanitary sewer system upgrades and road work
    • Set to be completed in fall 2022
  • Gatensbury Street improvement project
    • Upgrades to road, sidewalk, and cycling infrastructure from Como Lake Park to the Port Moody border, as a part of the City’s Frontage Works Program
    • Set to be completed in fall 2022
  • Victoria Drive storm diversion sewer
    • Underground storm sewer work (detour between Baycrest Avenue and Pollard Street)
    • Set to be completed in August 2022

"Transportation and utility projects support safety, asset management, economic development and housing growth by improving the movement of people and goods, ensuring reliable sewer and water services and managing stormwater," explains Mark Zaborniak, Coquitlam city design and construction manager.

He adds completion timelines are subject to change depending on the weather.



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