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Gas pipeline work has begun in Chilliwack

Work has begun on Spectra’s gas pipeline replacement project between Luckakuck Way and Vedder Road, including in the Superstore parking lot. - Greg Laychak
Work has begun on Spectra’s gas pipeline replacement project between Luckakuck Way and Vedder Road, including in the Superstore parking lot.
— image credit: Greg Laychak

Spectra Energy started work on its pipeline maintenance project last week, as customers of the area’s grocery stores and restaurants have probably noticed.

Fences were erected, equipment moved in, and workers have dug a trench across the south side of the Superstore parking lot.

The company will replace 600 metres of 30-inch diameter pipe running under Vedder Road, meeting Luckakuck Way on both the planned section’s east and west ends.

Standards of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the National Energy Board (NEB) dictate that changes in population and development of the area require a replacement and upgrade to a higher classification standard to the existing line.

When the project moves west to the Cottonwood Mall parking lot, it will be accompanied by a Spectra information booth.

A company representative says the timeline is fluid and depends on how quickly the project progresses, but estimates the construction and the booth will appear on the Cottonwood side within three weeks.

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