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Retaining wall replacement – Public Comments Invited

July 10, 2020 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Retaining wall replacement, located at 220 Edworthy Way, New Westminster, BC 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 August 8, 2020 via the online commenting tool or to:

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Project and Environmental Review
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. Canada  V6C 3T4
per@portvancouver.com

The Proposed Project

Mainland Construction Materials ULC proposes to replace their failing rip-rap apron and creosote pile foreshore retaining wall with at steel sheetpile retaining wall at their site at 220 Edworthy Way in New Westminster, BC. The works will protect their site from erosion and reduce the risk of rip rap being a hazard to their barge operations. Approximately 72 cubic metres and 18 creosote piles will be removed. Approximately 40 linear metres of steel sheetpile will be installed along the Fraser River's north banks. The space between the new sheetpile wall and the existing shoreline will be backfilled with approximately 792 cubic metres of 20mm or 40mm clear drain rock. A 10 inch perforated drain pipe will be bedded in the drain rocks to prevent flooding. Piles will be removed and installed with a vibratory hammer. Removal and installation activities will be from shore using a long-reaching excavator.

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