Cedar Drive Upgrade Project

Taking place from spring 2021 to 2025, the Cedar Drive Upgrade Project (PDF) will happen in a number of phases and will extend the sewer system, improve drainage, enhance Partington Creek and provide transportation upgrades. The much-needed upgrades will support new development in the eastern section of the Partington Creek neighbourhood, and will also improve service to existing residents in the area.

This will be the largest and likely the most complex project delivered by the City’s Engineering & Public Works department in the current five-year capital plan.

Construction Update Summer/Fall 2024

A contract has been awarded to White Star Property Services to complete:

  • The remaining preloading work west of the new Pump Station; and
  • Drainage and environmental channel work. 
    • This channel will be located between the existing Cedar Drive and new Cedar Drive/preload, and will extend from Cedar Drive Sanitary Pump Station towards Gilley's Trail intersection. 

Work will begin mid-July and will be ongoing until end of October (weather dependent). 

Victoria Drive Road Closure

Starting Tuesday, July 2, Gemco Construction Ltd., will be extending the Star Creek culvert and constructing retaining walls on both sides of Victoria Drive for road widening. This work will take place on Victoria Drive from 80 metres west of Star Creek to 20 metres east of Star Creek and includes the Pollard Street intersection.  It is expected that this work will take approximately 10 weeks to complete. 

Detour Map - Pollard Street and Victoria Drive Closure

In order to complete this work, a section of Victoria Drive will be fully closed. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured via Cedar Drive.  Please refer to this map for the road closure area and detour route. The contractor will install signage in the area to advise of the road closure, which will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. 

Project Timeline

  • 2020: Completed the property acquisition and detailed design. 
  • 2021: Arranged for permitting and began some of the construction, primarily moving earth and “preloading” future road and utility sites – covering them with piles of earth to help settle the soil over time – and removal of knotweed, an invasive species. 
  • 2022/2023: Preloading work, as well as most of the sewer system expansion work, including a pump station, forcemain and gravity sewer connection to Victoria Drive.
  • 2024/2025: Reconstruction of Cedar Drive and the drainage channel and environmental enhancements in Partington Creek (in late summer, when safe for fish).

Stay Informed

Ongoing communications will take place with area property owners and other stakeholders as the work progresses, including notification when properties will be directly affected by construction activity.

To stay informed about the project, monitor this page or sign up for Cedar Drive Upgrade Project updates.

If you missed our information session, please review the video below or the online event questions and answers.

  1. Improvements
  2. Background
  3. Timeline
  4. Related Documents

The objectives of the Cedar Drive Upgrade Project are as follows:

  • Improved sewer services – New trunk sanitary sewer facilities along Cedar Drive and extending to Upper Victoria Drive, to serve existing and new development in the eastern part of the Partington Creek Neighbourhood.
  • Increased flood protection – New flood channel and environmental works along the upper section of Cedar Drive to convey existing and future flows in Partington Creek, as well as raising Cedar Drive by 1.5 metres to mitigate flood impacts from freshets in the Pitt River/Fraser River system.
  • Environmental enhancements in Partington Creek – Installation of riparian (Creekside habitat) areas to offset impacts from the development planned in the area (outlined in the Partington Creek Integrated Watershed Management Plan, and removal of invasive plant species.
  • Transportation upgrades – Widening the upper section of Cedar Drive as a transportation corridor to a two-lane width, constructing a multi-use pathway and adding street lighting.