The City invests significant funding each year to replace aging road and utility infrastructure through its Neighbourhood Rehabilitation Program. Any additional infrastructure is considered carefully, as expenditures on new assets can quickly deplete the rehabilitation budget.
Visit the Capital Projects page to see what projects are planned and under construction.
Port Coquitlam is split into five “neighbourhood” zones to create an efficient and cost-effective rehabilitation program.
Paving and utility projects selected within a neighbourhood each year are based on technical analysis and available funding:
- Pavement condition assessments are used to prioritize roads for paving.
- Underground utility works are completed in conjunction with road improvements to achieve cost savings, reduce construction disruptions, and avoid cutting up new pavement.
- Drainage, sanitary and water projects are determined from condition and capacity assessments.
The City often receives requests for new infrastructure with rehabilitation work. While adding a sidewalk, streetlights or storm sewer during construction may seem efficient and cost effective, expenditures on new assets can quickly deplete the rehabilitation budget. This would reduce how much aging infrastructure in poor condition could be replaced throughout a neighbourhood in any given year.
The City uses the following criteria for the consideration of new assets with neighbourhood rehabilitation projects:
- Any infrastructure upgrades identified as a priority project in another approved capital program will be considered in the scope (e.g. sidewalks, traffic calming, pedestrian safety, streetlights).
- All extruded asphalt or concrete curbs will be upgraded to concrete curb and gutter.
- New curbs will be added to a street if there is an existing storm sewer system in place to provide road drainage, as they can be added for an incremental cost.
- Storm sewer upgrades represent substantial additional costs, and will typically be evaluated independently with respect to service levels and outstanding issues. Where drainage service is being provided satisfactorily, storm sewer upgrades will be deferred for future consideration.
Location and Mailing Address
City Hall Annex (beside City Hall)
200 – 2564 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3G4
Business Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)