Working in your neighbourhood

We regularly maintain our infrastructure to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of energy to our customers. This includes upgrading electricity and natural gas lines – which may require crews to work along roads – as well as managing vegetation near our facilities and rights of way.

We appreciate your patience and co-operation as we try to minimize disruptions and complete the work in your neighbourhood as quickly and safely as possible.

Note: project details and dates are subject to change. Check your local traffic report for updates on roadwork in your area.

Slocan Valley

Hwy 6 between South Slocan and Valhalla 

Updated on: August 30, 2021

Project details: To ensure customers are receiving safe and reliable electricity, we’re conducting priority rehabilitation work to the 46 kilometre transmission line that serves the Slocan Valley.  This project involves working at 54 structures including 16 repairs and 36 structure replacements.

There will be periods on single-lane, intermittent traffic along Hwy 6 during periods of construction so please plan your route accordingly to avoid delays. For the safety of our crews and residents in the area, we ask that drivers follow all construction signage. 

Customers may also experience outages of up to four hours and hear noise during periods of work. We appreciate the public’s patience as our crews work to complete repairs safely and as quickly as possible. 

Anticipated dates: Mid-September to November, 2021.  Construction will typically take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and occasional weekends.

For more information: Contact Blair Weston, Community Relations Manager at 250-368-2920 or by email at blair.weston@fortisbc.com or toll free 1-888-224-2710, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Burnaby

Pattullo Gas Line Replacement construction in Burnaby

Updated on: October 29, 2021

Project details:

We’re building six kilometres of new gas line in Burnaby to replace a gas line we have attached to the Pattullo Bridge before the bridge is decommissioned by the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. The Ministry’s design standards do not permit a gas line on the new bridge.

The new gas line will run between Lougheed Highway and 16th Avenue, with construction mainly along Sperling Avenue, Glencarin Drive, Lakefield Drive and 4th Street.

This gas line is a vital part of our system, ensuring more than 35,000 customers in Burnaby, Coquitlam and New Westminster receive the natural gas they count on every day. This includes 18,000 customers in Burnaby.

Start and end dates: November 2021 to the end of 2022

For more information: Visit the project page on talkingenergy.ca, call us at 604-576-7208 or email pattullogasline@fortisbc.com.

Delta

Tilbury LNG facility

Updated on: July 8, 2021

Project details: On October 21, 2014, we started construction of a $400-million expansion project at our Tilbury LNG facility. The initial phase of expansion is in service and we're now working on an expansion of the facility's truck loading capacity.

We're also doing work in preparation for our next phase of expansion. There will be periodic work programs associated with environmental, archaeological, and surveying scopes on and adjacent to our site throughout 2021. These programs will generally be minor in nature and will usually occur within normal business hours.

Start and end dates: Construction of the truck loading expansion is expected to begin this summer and be complete in 2022.

For more information: Visit the project page at talkingenergy.ca or email us at talkingenergy@fortisbc.com.

Kamloops

Kenna Cartwright Nature Park

Updated on: October 29, 2021

Project details: To prepare for upgrading our gas line in Kamloops in 2022, we will be carrying out geotechnical investigations in Kenna Cartwright Park starting in early November. These investigations will involve drilling narrow, vertical holes so we can learn more about the subsurface soil and rock conditions. The work will take place on our existing right of way.

There will be some temporary trail closures required when crews move equipment in and out of work areas. Trail closure signage will be in place to inform trail users to select an alternate route. We ask the public to please follow the directions of signs or crew members working near the trails and stay within the marked paths.

We appreciate the public’s patience as we strive to complete this work safely and as quickly as possible.

If you are interested in learning more about our planned work for Kamloops in 2022, please join us at one of two virtual information sessions on November 24 and 25, 2021.

Anticipated dates:  November 9 to early December

For more information: Contact the project team inlandgasupgrades@fortisbc.com or 855-576-7225.

Oliver

Hwy 97 / Spillway Road / Hillcrest Avenue and Hillside Street

Updated on: October 8, 2021

Project details: To support increased demand for natural gas in Oliver, FortisBC is extending a natural gas main along Hwy 97 (from Bettison Road to Pinehill Road, and Pinehill Road to Pinehill Place) for 2.4 kilometres. Crews will also be replacing distribution pipelines on Spillway Road and in the alley between Hillcrest Avenue and Hillside Street to provide additional natural gas system capacity.

There may be periods of single-lane, alternating traffic along Hwy 97 during periods of construction so please plan your route accordingly to avoid delays. For the safety of our crews and residents in the area, we ask that drivers follow all construction signage.

We appreciate the public’s patience as our crews work to complete repairs safely and as quickly as possible.

Start and end dates: Mid-October into December, typically from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

For more information: Contact Brock Nanson, project manager at 250-371-5039 or by email at brock.nanson@fortisbc.com or toll free 1-888-224-2710, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Victoria

Hartland RNG Connection

Updated on: June 25, 2021

Project details: FortisBC plans to construct a 6.5 kilometer line to connect the Central Regional District’s (CRD) proposed Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) facility at the Hartland Landfill to the natural gas system in Saanich. This will require routine construction, mainly in existing trail corridors and on roadway allowances, along the anticipated route of Willis Point Road and Highway 17a to West Saanich Road.

The project is in the pre-construction planning phase with FortisBC working closely with CRD, the District of Saanich, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to make sure all required permitting is in place. Actual construction is expected to start next summer and take about one year to complete.

Information about the CRD’s work at the Hartland Landfill can be found at crd.bc.ca/RNG.

Anticipated date: Summer 2022

For more information: Contact Carmen Driechel, community and Indigenous relations manager at 250-380-5738 or by email at Carmen.Driechel@fortisbc.com.