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.

Kootenay

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. 

Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

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.

Mission

Gas line construction along Lougheed Highway

Updated on: October 18, 2021

Project details: To provide additional energy services to the growing communities in the Fraser Valley, we’re constructing a new gas line along the west side of Lougheed Highway between Eagle and Sylvester Roads. The highway will remain open during construction periods, with traffic controls in place including reduced speed zones and sections of single-lane, alternating traffic. To minimize disruption, we’ve scheduled construction to take place overnight.

For the safety of our crews and so that work can be completed as quickly as possible, we are asking drivers to avoid the area if possible, and if they are in the area, keep a look out for our crews, drive carefully and follow the instructions on the construction signage.

Anticipated dates: October 25 to December 10, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. weeknights

For more information: Call 1-888-224-2710 or email gas.customerservice@fortisbc.com.

Vancouver

Woodland Drive between East 2nd and East 3rd Avenues

FortisBC Gas Line Upgrades

Updated on: September 28, 2021

Project details: Following construction of a new 20-kilometre gas line in Vancouver, Burnaby and Coquitlam in 2018-19, we’re decommissioning the old gas line as it is no longer operational. This means work will be taking place at various locations, including on Woodland Drive opposite the FortisBC facility.

To give our crews the space they need to work safely and as quickly as possible, Woodland Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic between East 2nd and East 3rd Avenue.  The sidewalk will remain open to pedestrian traffic, and a bicycle detour will be in place along Cotton Drive.

Start and end dates: October 4 until early November

For more information: Contact the project team at gaslineupgrades@fortisbc.com or 604-592-7494.

Vancouver

East Kent Avenue gas line upgrade

Updated on: April 9, 2021

Project details: We are upgrading about 300 metres of gas line on East Kent Avenue South in Vancouver.

To give our crews the space they need to work safely and as quickly as possible, there will be lane closures and street parking restrictions on East Kent Avenue South, west of Jellico Street alongside Riverfront Park. Traffic will be reduced to single-lane alternating, while pedestrians and cyclists using the riverside pathway will need to follow a temporary detour.

Anticipated working hours will be Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


East Kent Avenue gas line upgrade map

Start and end dates: Early works will start in late April, and construction will run from May to fall.

For more information: Contact the project team at gaslineupgrades@fortisbc.com or 604-592-7494.

Okanagan

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.

Vancouver Island

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.