Metro Vancouver installed a new 1,500 mm diameter watermain – referred to as the Douglas Road Main No. 2 – to provide adequate clean drinking water for residents and businesses in Burnaby and New Westminster. The large water main serves other parts of the Lower Mainland as well. The project was constructed over several years due to the significant length of the pipeline.
In preparation for the construction of the water main, Binnie’s Geomatics Group was retained in 2006 to complete a 14.7 km survey across the entire length of the project. Binnie provided control surveys, completed right-of-way pickup along the alignment, confirmed utility inverts, and produced CAD base plans.
Following the survey, in 2013 Binnie provided Traffic Engineering services for the Kincaid section of the project, located on a busy corridor, Canada Way, in Burnaby. Binnie prepared a Traffic Impact Study to review the effects of lane closures on Canada Way during peak periods and recommended the minimum roadway capacity during construction based on our traffic analysis. Binnie developed a Traffic Management Plan to ensure there were minimal delays in traffic during construction. The Traffic Management Plan prioritized efficient emergency vehicle movements through the work zone and to the nearby police station and fire hall. Further, Binnie provided general engineering services during the water main construction to verify that traffic control layouts were implemented as per design.