Repaving on Lougheed Highway in Burnaby, following gas line upgrade construction in 2018.
Motorists can expect travel delays in Burnaby beginning this weekend as crews begin tearing up roads for a natural gas upgrade project.Traffic disruptions will start as early as Saturday, with construction expected to be underway at multiple locations along the route next week.Fortis B.C. says on Saturday, one eastbound lane and one westbound lane on Lougheed Highway, between Kensington Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue, will be closed.On Tuesday, the Madison Avenue-Lougheed Highway intersection will be affected, with southbound lanes closed on Madison from Halifax Street.There will also be closures on Broadway and Como Lake Avenue, east and west of North Road in early March. One eastbound lane and one westbound lane will be kept open.There will also be periodic lane closures to locate underground utilities such as water lines in preparation for construction. Next week, this will occur on Broadway, between Underhill to Bainbridge avenues, in Burnaby and on Como Lake Avenue, between Blue Mountain and Porter streets.Further construction is expected to start along Como Lake Avenue in Coquitlam in coming weeks.The natural-gas supplier is upgrading 12 kilometres of gas lines between the two cities as part of a 20-kilometre upgrade that began last year.The new work — which will see 20-inch gas lines replaced with 30-inch lines — will result in multiple road firstname.lastname@example.org