A map showing the one-kilometre stretch of Enbridge natural gas pipeline set to be replaced in Chilliwack. (Enbridge)

Pipeline work starting soon in Chilliwack could cause traffic delays

Enbridge to replace one km of natural gas pipeline in Chilliwack this summer on private ag lands

Replacement of a small section of natural gas pipeline will be underway in Chilliwack starting next week.

Enbridge crews will be replacing approximately one kilometre of 30-inch and 36-inch natural gas pipeline on private agricultural lands on the south side between South Sumas and Evans Road.

“This is part of the process of maintaining a safe and reliable natural gas pipeline system,” said Jesse Semko, spokesperson for Enbridge in a release.

The work could cause some traffic disruption.

Chilliwack residents can expect increased traffic volume around the site, which will include large, slow-moving vehicles resulting in potential delays.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Work was scheduled to start by mid-June and be completed in August.

Enbridge officials will be implementing a traffic management plan for the project. This may include signage, pilot trucks and other disruption minimizers during the replacement work.

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