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Water main work to partially close this section of a major Coquitlam road

Traffic will be limited for three weeks as Coquitlam crews conduct underground construction.
The intersection of Poirier Street and Austin Avenue in Coquitlam.

Coquitlam is set to upgrade a water main in along Austin Avenue starting tomorrow (May 29).

But the job will last for three weeks, according to the city's engineering and public works department.

So, if your daily commute takes you on the major Austin Heights thoroughfare, you may want to take an alternate route.

The underground project will see workers upgrade a section of water main between Decaire and Poirier streets.

As a result, the 240-metre stretch of Austin Avenue will be reduced to single-lane alternating traffic in each direction "during active construction."

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

Austin Avenue upgrades

This is the latest in Austin Avenue construction.

Further west along the arterial road, Coquitlam city crews are continuing a five-month project to add a new safer sidewalk on the north side by Vancouver Golf Club.

Digging began on May 1 on the half-kilometre stretch between Walker and Guilby streets.

As well, a new multi-use pathway (MUP) is being paved an extra 130 metres to the existing paths east of Brookmere Park for cyclists and scooterists.

Westbound traffic has been reduced to a single lane on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

A map of the Austin Avenue sidewalk project, stretching 600 metres from Guilby to Walker street, and it also includes a multi-use path extension. By City of Coquitlam