Work on the Simms Creek culvert replacement project is complete, and traffic and water are flowing again.
The project inserted an urgently needed new storm sewer drain pipe into the existing culvert at Galerno Road to support traffic and utilities crossing Simms Creek.
The “slip-lined” pipe is approximately 26 metres long and three metres in diameter and has been grouted in place with concrete to replace the previously-failing culvert. In-stream work was completed ahead of fall rains and in time for the fall fish run.
“Fish habitat has been restored with improved conditions designed to allow the fish better passage through the culvert,” says Jason Hartley, the City’s capital works manager.
“The City thanks Upland Excavating and McElhanney Consulting Services for their outstanding efforts in the successful completion of this project, and we appreciate the patience of local residents and drivers while we detoured vehicles around the work site,” Hartley adds.
Galerno Road has been re-opened to local traffic, with a speed limit of 50 km/h in effect.
For information on this project, please contact the City’s Capital Works Dept. at 250-286-5700 or visit the City’s website (www.campbellriver.ca).