STARTING this week, the City of Vancouver will begin construction on the new Raymur Pump Station in Strathcona located in the southeast corner of Strathcona Park at the intersection of Raymur Avenue and Malkin Avenue.
Constructed in 1962, the existing pump station is beyond its useful service life and is undergoing a $7.8 million dollar replacement as part of the City’s Capital Plan which maps out significant investments in Vancouver’s infrastructure and amenities. Work will be underway until fall 2024.
This is one of four pump stations across the city that are currently being replaced or upgraded to meet new safety requirements. Planning and design for new pump stations at Dunbar, Jericho, and Thornton is currently underway.
“Vancouver’s pump stations are critical for safely and reliably managing sewage ‘round-the-clock for our residents and businesses,” said Vanciuver Mayor Ken Sim. “This and other capital-funded pump station upgrade projects are key to ensuring our infrastructure is well-managed and resilient into the future.”
The City owns and manages 24 pump stations which are critical pieces of public infrastructure that collect and transport sewage from low points in the sewer system and move it uphill to gravity sewer mains ultimately flowing to the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Each new pump station is uniquely designed to fit into the neighbourhood’s overall character. Once built, the Raymur station will be seismically resilient ensuring it is prepared to help serve this growing area while minimizing the risk of service disruption or sewage spills into waterways.
During construction, access to Strathcona Park will be available from all areas, except the southeast corner. There will be no impact to park amenities including the running track, tennis courts, baseball diamond, basketball court, and washrooms.
To safely accommodate construction, Raymur Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic at Malkin Avenue with access for pedestrians retained at all times. Find out about ongoing construction work using our road ahead map.
If you are walking or rolling nearby, traffic control staff will be on site to manage traffic and assist pedestrians around the construction site.
Residents and visitors to the area can expect parking restrictions along Raymur and Malkin Avenues including limited street parking outside the City’s Animal Shelter located at 1280 Raymur Street. Visitors are asked to park on neighbouring streets.
Construction will generally take place Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends as needed.
Learn more about Raymur Pump Station upgrades or email your questions.