Fraser Health is working with the City of New Westminster on the storm line sewer separation program through the installation of a storm line down the centre of East Columbia Street, as part of the Royal Columbian Hospital redevelopment project.
To enable this work, from August to early November, East Columbia Street will be closed starting at Simpson Street and ending at Sherbrooke Street.
Patients, emergency vehicles, staff, and medical staff who need to access the hospital during this time can continue to do so at all existing entrances.
Traffic control barriers and signage and personnel are on-site to direct local traffic around the closure. At this time, non-local traffic will be redirected to Brunette Street and Braid Street.
We are actively working with the City of New Westminster on traffic management plans and are updating signage as we continue to receive feedback. We will issue construction notices as the work progresses north along East Columbia Street throughout the duration of the project.
We appreciate the patience of people living in and commuting through the East Columbia Street area while we work to improve our services as part of the Royal Columbian Hospital redevelopment project.
To learn more about what's happening on our construction site, please visit our Construction zone page.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Fraser Health Media Line: 604-613-0794