The roving dig along Georgia Street will span from Howe to Thurlow and is expected to last until April. Between now and then, commuters will have only three car lanes between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, according to the City of Vancouver’s website.
A section of water main failed last September near the intersection of Georgia and Howe, launching a massive torrent in the direction of the Vancouver Art Gallery that took road crews more than hour to shut off. The area saw two more failures by year’s end, said Roberge.
Laid end to end, Vancouver’s network of water pipes would span more than 1,500 kilometres. The asset is currently valued at nearly $2.4 bn.