Flood Barrier - Public Comments Invited

February 24, 2020 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Flood Barrier, located at 495 West Waterfront Road, Vancouver is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by March 25, 2020 to:

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Project and Environmental Review
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. Canada  V6C 3T4

The Proposed Project

The Applicant proposes to construct a flood barrier along the western perimeter of the parking lot at 495 West Waterfront Road, and along a short length of West Waterfront Road, as this area is susceptible to flooding during extremely high tides events, such as a King Tide.

The proposed works comprise the installation of a concrete wall and inter-connecting concrete blocks. It is anticipated that the barrier would be approximately 60 meters long and generally less than 1 meter high. The wall would replace a chain link fence and handrail, which would be mounted on top of the new wall. In some areas the works would require excavation of approximately 0.5 meters, and any soft or unsound soil would be replaced with a crushed granular base.

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