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Sewer upgrades to slow down traffic for a month in Burquitlam

City crews are constructing a new sanitary main line, and commuters are being asked to plan a temporary route.
The intersection of Como Lake Avenue and North Road in Coquitlam.

If your commute takes you through Burquitlam on a daily basis, you may want to consider a different route for the next month.

Today (Oct. 13), a sanitary sewer upgrade is beginning in the Coquitlam neighbourhood that's set to include underground work for city crews.

This is set to cause traffic delays between now and mid-November, according to the city.

The project is part of ongoing main line upgrades across Coquitlam that crews hope to complete as soon as possible to avoid long delays.

The upgrade is set to impact traffic heading east and west along Como Lake Avenue, and just north of the main stretch near Oakdale Park.

New lines will be implemented along Como Lake Avenue between Tyndall Street and Gaglardi Way, as well as North Road between Como Lake and Jefferson Avenue.

The city says construction work is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday over the next several weeks.

Traffic on Como Lake is set to be reduced to a single lane in each direction, while North Road will be detoured altogether. 

Local residents and commuters are encouraged to plan an alternate route to avoid congestion and to obey all flaggers and signs if driving in the area is necessary.

For more information, you can visit the City of Coquitlam's website.