Waterfront Landing and Highway 99 Infrastructure Works

December 17 update: The Corridor Trail has reopened.

The District of Squamish wishes to inform the community about the following construction works which will impact Highway 99 and Corridor Trail traffic over the next two months.

The work is being undertaken by Squamish Lands LP, the developers of the Waterfront Landing (WFL) project, and is described below:

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Sanitary Sewer Work

Corridor Trail Closure

The construction will temporarily impact the Corridor Trail and a closure will be required from late-October through December. A detour route to/from Valleycliffe/Hospital Hill will be sign-posted along Clarke Drive and Scott Crescent.

We will do our best to minimize the public impact resulting from this temporary detour. We recognize that the route is steeper, and is shared with vehicle traffic, but it is the safest option for the detour while we complete this important upgrade for the community.

We thank all road users for their extra care, and Corridor Trail users for their patience, while this important infrastructure work is completed. 

Timeline

October 25 - Corridor Trail Closure (for approximately two months)

Stay tuned for more specific timing about this project and the upcoming phases below in the coming weeks.

Upcoming Phases

Two additional components to this project include:

1. Upgrade to Clarke Drive/Highway 99 intersection to enable four-way traffic:

2. Clarke Drive Rail Overpass (no public impact expected from construction):

In the future, Laurelwood Drive will connect to a new Pemberton Avenue bridge across the Mamquam Blind Channel, establishing a second entrance to Downtown. The District is working towards development of a plan for the "Pemberton Bridge" including timelines and funding mechanisms. An upcoming Downtown Entrance Study will help inform this plan, and the future bridge is also being included in an updated Development Cost Charges (DCC) Bylaw, which identifies growth-related projects that would qualify for DCC funds. Municipalities levy DCCs on all new development to pay for new or expanded infrastructure such as sewer, water, drainage, parks and roads necessary to adequately service the demands of that new development.  

Project contacts

If you have any questions about the upcoming work, please contact us: 

 

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