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Water main replacement project disrupting North Vancouver traffic

The construction will move up Capilano Road in several phases from Marine Drive to Highway 1 over the next seven weeks
Flaggers direct traffic in North Vancouver. | Nick Laba / North Shore News

Some traffic snarls are coming down the pipe for drivers in the District of North Vancouver.

The district is currently undertaking a major water main replacement project along Capilano Road as part of its annual infrastructure asset replacement program.

The project, which began on June 9 at Capilano Road and Marine Drive, will extend north on Capilano Road from Fullerton Avenue to Highway 1, and is expected to be completed in approximately seven weeks.

To minimize traffic disruptions, the work will be carried out in phases along Capilano Road. The initial phase, involving work on Marine Drive and within the intersection at Capilano Road, will be conducted at night for about two weeks starting June 9.

Following the completion of the intersection work, crews will progress northward along Capilano Road in a phased manner. This phase of work will take place during daytime hours and is anticipated to take around five weeks to complete. The timing is subject to change, the district noted, and lane closures and detours will be in effect for the duration of the project.

The district advised residents to adhere to signage and the instructions of traffic flaggers, follow the rules of the road, and allocate extra travel time to reach their destinations during the construction period.

Fatemeh Falah is an intern reporter with the North Shore News. She can be contacted at [email protected].