The Alta Vista services upgrade project includes upgrades to water and sanitary services, storm water drainage, road and valley trail infrastructure.
The water and sewer pipes in Alta Vista are some of the oldest utility pipes in Whistler. The work is necessary to minimize the risk of failure of aging pipes, reduce water loss from leakage, minimize ongoing odour issues and reduce maintenance costs. This work is currently planned to take place over three phases from 2020 to 2022. Each phase will take place from April to November.
The following streets will be impacted by the project: Alpine Crescent, Alta Vista Road, Archibald Way, Carleton Way, Lakeside Road.
On April 20, 2021, Council approved the award of the construction contract to Coastal Mountain Excavations Ltd. Construction is expected to commence in May 2021.
- Tender closed: March 23, 2021
- Construction start: 2021 & 2022 – Spring to fall construction seasons
|Timeline||Scope of work|
|May to November 2021 & 2022||
The work plan will reflect the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) requirement to ensure minimal disruption to residents, visitors and special events, including interruptions to traffic flow and access to resort amenities.
In order to efficiently maintain the water supply service, the RMOW may have to replace water service connections and water shut off valves (aka. curb stops) for the affected properties up to the municipal/private property line. Where the water service connections and shut off valves to be replaced are located among established hard (i.e. rock wall) and/or soft (vegetated) landscapes, the RMOW may have to remove or alter landscaping within the municipal right-of-way to complete the upgrades.
The RMOW contractor will re-instate the municipal right-of-way to a state where the water service connection can be maintained and accessed for future use. However in cases where landscaping is too close to the water service connection the RMOW will not be fully reinstating the hard and soft landscaping within the RMOW right-of-way.
This is also a good opportunity if you are planning to connect to the FortisBC natural gas system. Please contact them to coordinate and plan for this process at your earliest convenience.
RMOW Engineering Department