Project Update - March 2022
Construction is expected to begin in May 2022 and be completed in the fall of 2022. The trail is currently closed and will remain closed until construction is completed. This will include closing all bike trails that run along the section of asphalt trail. The stair connection to Rowland Road, access to Capilano Bridge, and access east under Capilano Bridge will remain open during construction. As construction materials and equipment are mobilized to site, minor interferences will occur at the bottom of the stairs and adjacent trail connections.
Upcoming construction work includes:
- Installation of concrete piles
- Installation of concrete pile retaining walls complete with timber lagging
- Renewal of the asphalt trail in the affected areas
- Site restoration through native tree and shrub plantings
Tree removals were completed in January. Tree removals were necessary to facilitate construction access required for the scope of work. A robust restoration plan has been developed and will be implemented once the stabilization work is complete.
Native plant species including aspen, poplar, white spruce, saskatoon, dogwood, hazelnut, willow, wild rose and snowberry will be planted in quantities suitable for restoring the disturbed areas. The restoration plan will enhance and improve the existing ravine ecosystem.