March 22nd Update

On Tuesday, March 26th, work will begin on the Downtown Enhancement Project. You will see an increase of trucks coming into the Downtown, specifically on Frontier Street North to drop off materials at the Staging Site, located next to the Barn parking lot.

Locating work will also begin this day. This work needs to be undertaken to locate all of our existing infrastructure. The work entails excavating a hole in the road. This work will begin on Tuesday on Frontier Street and will continue around the block clockwise (ie. Aster Street, Prospect Street, then Birch Street). Traffic and parking disruptions should be minimal for the locating work, however there will likely be alternating traffic, potential detours and restricted parking in some areas . The locating work is anticipated to be completed by Friday, March 29th.

We appreciate your patience!

March 29th Update

The Downtown Enhancement Project is now underway!

This week, the contractors finished up with their locating work, which helped them determine where our existing infrastructure is found under the surface. Next week, we can expect lots of construction activity in front of the Downtown Community Barn as they prepare the area for the installation of the rainwater storage cisterns.

Please be sure to take caution in this area, and follow the direction of the traffic control personnel.

Want more information regarding the Downtown Enhancement Project?

View the Open House Storyboards
View the Project Information Sheet
View the Project Timeline
View the Project Concept

Questions about the Downtown Enhancement Project?Contact us at projects@pemberton.ca.

April 5th Update

This week was certainly a busy one, and the downtown enhancement project is well underway!

Below is the summary of work that was completed this week and what to expect next week:

Completed this week:

  • Deliveries of cisterns (for storing rainwater for irrigation), shoring, manholes and other infrastructure
  • Install of shoring and excavation of area in front of barn to accommodate the cistern install
  • Trenching and installation of stormwater pipe along Frontier Street South

Coming up next week:

  • Trenching and installation of stormwater pipe on Aster Street (this will begin today and go throughout the weekend).
  • Trenching and installation of stormwater pipe Prospect Street (this will commence once Aster Street is complete). Please note, parking on the house side (west side) of Prospect will be impacted as they work their way down the street. However, parking will be restricted only in the sections they are working on and not the entire street at once. Trenching on Prospect Street is anticipated to be completed within 3 days, however, this is weather dependent as we are due for a strong wet system hitting Pemberton as of tomorrow.
  • Trenching and installation of storm/water infrastructure is estimated to begin in John Currie Lane on April 13th or 14th if the weather cooperates.
  • Continued excavation and shoring work in barn area.
  • Installation of the deep irrigation wet well in the barn area.

Week of April 15th:

  • Trenching and installation of storm/water infrastructure on Birch Street. There will be parking impacts on one side of the street. More information on this to come.

We thank you for your patience during the project. Don't forget to #shoplocal during this time to support our downtown businesses!

April 12th Update

This week, the following works were completed:

  • Completion of excavation and base preparation for cistern installation
  • Aster Street: Completion of installing stormwater main, manholes and catch basins
  • Frontier Street: Installation of catch basins
  • Prospect Street: Completion of milling asphalt for trenches
  • John Currie Lane: Completion of milling asphalt and installation of watermain (this weekend)

Next week, we can expect:

  • Installation watermain on Prospect Street
  • Installation of catch basins at the intersection of Aster Street/Prospect Street
  • Continuation of install of cisterns

Please be sure to take caution while in the Downtown area, and follow the direction of the traffic control personnel.
Want more information regarding the Downtown Enhancement Project?

View the Open House Storyboards
View the Project Information Sheet
View the Project Timeline
View the Project Concept

Questions about the Downtown Enhancement Project? Contact us at projects@pemberton.ca.

April 18th Update

It was a busy week in the downtown!

This week, the following works were completed:

  • cistern installation (it is 85% complete)
  • 35m of water line was installed from Aster Street into John Currie Lane
  • 61m of water line was installed from Aster onto Prospect Street
  • 7 catch basins were installed on Aster Street and Frontier Street (there are still a few remaining to be installed)

For the week of the 22nd, we can expect:

  • finishing the install of the cisterns and removing the shoring (it is anticipate to be completed by end of next week)
  • continuation of water main and service install on Prospect Street
  • Complete watermain works in John Currie Lane on April 27th and 28th

For week of the 29th, we can expect:

  • Installation of storm and catch basins on Prospect Street and remaining connections on Aster and Frontier Streets.
  • Begin of demolition of roads, curb, gutter and sidewalks on Frontier Street

Please note, the contractors are off starting today for the long weekend and will return to work on Tuesday. 

May 3rd Update

Downtown Enhancement Project Update | May 3rd

What was completed this week:
• Water main has been completed on Prospect Street/Pemberton Meadow Road, including water services to property line including 2 out of 3 fire hydrants. 
• All mainline and services were completed in the John Currie Lane (Excluding into Birch)
• Shoring has been completely removed from our tank install and has been hauled off site. 
• The detention pond has been roughed in, in front of the Downtown Barn

What to expect next week:
• Installation of the remainder of water main on Birch Street, as well as the last couple meters on John Currie Lane into the tie in point on Birch Street. We expect this to take 2 days.
• The contractors plan to start on finishing up some catch basins on Aster Street and Frontier Street.

We thank everyone for taking caution in the downtown and following the directions from the traffic control personnel.

May 10th Update

Last week:
• The Contractor completed water main and service installation down the John Currie Lane and Prospect Street. 
• Crews finished up rough grading the detention pond in front of the Downtown Community Barn.
• Installation of two new fire hydrants.

This weekend/Next week:
• Installation of outstanding catch basins on Aster and Frontier Streets. 
• Storm installation on Prospect Street. This will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Prospect Street will be single alternating traffic, and no parking on either side of the street. 
• Installation of three manholes for the storm tie in to the ponds on the east end of Birch Street
• Installation of storm line up to the John Currie Lane on Birch.

Coming Up Later this Month:
• Demolition of road, sidewalk, curb and gutter on Frontier Street and Aster Street (Week of May 21st)

Questions? Contact us at projects@pemberton.ca.

May 17th Update

The Downtown Enhancement Project is moving along steadily! We are close to completing the storm and water installations and are coming up to the beginning of the surface work on Frontier Street. Please see below to learn about what was completed last week, and what to expect for next week.

Last week we finished:

  • All stormwater lines have been installed on Prospect excluding one catch basin by the Scotia Bank.
  • Installation of two manholes down at Birch Street/Frontier Street.
  • Installation of oil and grit separator on Birch Street (in front of the Downtown Community Barn).
  • Installation of the liner in the detention pond located in front of the Downtown Community Barn.
  • During the trenching work for the water main on Birch Street, hydrocarbon impacted soil was suspected to be present. Testing was undertaken and the final report delivered to the Village earlier this week confirmed that it was in fact hydrocarbon impacted soils.
  • Environmental consultant was retained to provide professional advice on how to deal with the hydrocarbon impacted soils

Coming Up Next Week:

  • Completion of the storm system at Birch Street and Prospect, including the installation remaining catch basins.
  • Installation of remaining water lines and last two services on Birch Street.
  • Begin removal of roads, curb, gutter and sidewalk on Frontier Street. See below for vehicle and pedestrian routing. 
  • If time permits, removal of sidewalks, curb, gutter (on the north side) and road will begin on Aster Street. 
  • Excavation of second detention pond on Frontier South.
  • Installation of perforated pipe in detention pond by the Downtown Community Barn.
  • Subcontractors will be on site end of first week to start their works (which includes irrigation and landscaping)
  • Offsite removal of hydrocarbon impacted soils

Frontier Street Vehicle and Pedestrian Routing During Frontier Street Works:

  • Two way traffic will be on the east side of Frontier Street. At times it will be single-lane alternating traffic when necessary.
  • Pedestrians will be accommodated by walking across Frontier at Birch, then directed southbound on the grass by the Blackbird Bakery, then across to the second let down at the AG Mall. One entrance to the AG Parking lot Mall will always be open. 
  • Frontier Street South will be completed in two phases. Crews will begin at the north end, the area in front of the AG Foods, then move to the area towards the Pemberton Hotel. When crews are working at the north end of Frontier Street South, parking will be accommodated at the south end of Frontier by the Pemberton Hotel. When crews move to the south side of Frontier, parking will then be moved to the north side of Frontier South in front of AG Foods.
  • The contractor will install pedestrian/traffic directional signage

Please note, this pedestrian and traffic pattern will likely be in effect for the next 4 weeks as the contractors complete sidewalk, road and landscaping works.

Crews are off this weekend, but they do have a subcontractor on this weekend to monitor and water for dust.

Thank you again for your patience. We remind motorists to leave a little extra time to get around as there will definitely be delays next week. Be sure to drive slowly and follow the directions of the traffic control personnel.

Questions? Contact us at 604.894.6135 or projects@pemberton.ca.

May 27th Update

Downtown Enhancement Project Update | May 27th

Last week, the following works were completed:

  • Continuation of storm system installation. The system is 98% complete. Two more catch basins will be installed on Birch Street once the waterline is complete
  • Installation of detention pond liner
  • Commencement of Frontier Street demolition

What's Coming Up:

  • Installation of irrigation sleeves
  • Continuation of waterline installation
  • Continuation of demolition of Frontier Street
  • Excavation of pave drain area on Frontier Street
  • Excavation for tree wells and soil cells on Frontier Street
  • Curb and gutter preparation for Frontier Street

Please remain attentive while in the construction area and obey the directions of the Traffic Control Personnel.

PLEASE NOTE, that abusive behavior of traffic control personnel will not be tolerated and offenders may be reported to the RCMP.

Questions about the Downtown Enhancement Project?
Contact us at projects@pemberton.ca.

June 14th Update

This week, the following was completed: 

  • Soil cells install on Frontier, Aster and part of Prospect Street
  • Curb/Gutter Preparations on Frontier/Aster/Prospect Streets
  • Two watermain tie ins 
  • Form and pour curb and gutter at AG foods 
  • Water services on Prospect Street
  • Portion of water services in John Currie Laneway

Coming Up for Next Week:

  • Completion of soil cells on Prospect Street (including trenching in Frontier Street). To accommodate these works, limited parallel parking will be available on the west side of Prospect Street and will be single lane, alternating traffic. We anticipate the duration of this set up to be approximately 10-14 days. RONA will remain open and have access via the front entrance and via the rear entrance to the store.
  • Curb preparations on Prospect Street
  • Water tie in on Birch Street/Laneway between Pemberton Valley Supermarket and Pharmacy
  • Remaining Water service tie ins for John Currie Laneway will be completed
  • If time permits, Prospect Street/Aster Street road excavation to commence