The City of Port Moody's Shoreline Trail Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Project will upgrade two aging sanitary sewer mains located along the north side of the Shoreline Trail. These sewer mains are critical components of our sanitary sewer network. The project also includes upgrades to the Shoreline Trail between Murray Street and Old Orchard Park. Construction is expected from May 2022 to through late 2023.

Impact to you

For the duration of construction, there will be impacts for trail users and drivers. 

Pedestrians and cyclists

The section of the Shoreline Trail paved pathway that runs from Murray Street (3200 block near the railroad track) to Old Orchard Park (630 Alderside Road) will be closed during construction hours – 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 6pm on Saturdays – through winter 2023. A detour route, as shown on the map below, is available. Please note the detour includes unpaved trail, steep grades, and railway crossings.

During non-construction hours, this section of paved trail will be accessible through entrances from Murray Street, Old Orchard Park, and San Remo Drive – all other access points will be closed through winter 2023. The lower gravel trail is not impacted and will remain open to pedestrians. However, cyclists are reminded that they must use the detour route during construction hours – bicycles are not permitted on the gravel trail.

Detour route (click map to enlarge):

Detour map for shoreline trail

Traffic and Parking

Traffic – there will be some disruption to traffic on Murray Street, near the trail entrance, including times when westbound traffic may be reduced to a single lane. In addition, Sentinel Road will be changed to one-way traffic in the westbound direction.

Parking – there will be restrictions to parking at Old Orchard Hall to accommodate construction vehicles and equipment. In addition, parking will be temporarily removed:

  • on the south side of Ioco Road, between Avalon Drive and Sentinel Road; 
  • on the north and south side of Sentinel Road; and
  • on the south side of San Remo Drive, up to the CPR rail crossing.

Project details

This project will upgrade an existing gravity sanitary sewer main and an existing low pressure sanitary sewer main which are both located along the north side of the Shoreline Trail. Work on the sewers will primarily be conducted through trenchless (limited excavation) technology.

The improvements to the existing Shoreline Trail paved pathway will include widening in some areas, new asphalt surface, and improved drainage. New benches, wayfinding signage, and environmental enhancements will also be included in this project. 

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Stakeholder engagement

In developing this project, we have engaged with the following stakeholder groups:

  • Parks and Recreation Committee
  • Seniors Focus Group
  • HUB - Tri-Cities Group
  • Environmental Protection Committee
  • Environmental Stewardship Groups
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Transportation Committee

In addition, the City conducted a public survey about potential Shoreline Trail improvements in August 2020. City staff presented a report seeking funding for the recommended options for the rehabilitation of the shoreline trail sanitary sewers and pathway (Item 4.2) at the November 3, 2020 Regular Council Meeting. The report included an attachment summarizing the feedback received via the survey. City staff presented a second report seeking funding for the recommended project options to Council at the November 24, 2020 Regular Council Meeting.

Environmental Impact

The project area has significant environmental and wildlife value including intact riparian habitat, large urban forests, and salmon-bearing creeks. As part of the sewer replacement project, the environmental features have been mapped and catalogued to understand potential impacts the projects may have on these sensitive habitats. The goal of the City and this project is to avoid and minimize project-related impacts to the environment. For example, reducing the number of tree removals is a critical consideration that has guided the decision-making process to date. 

The project area is archaeologically sensitive and archaeological investigations have taken place to guide the project design. Additionally, monitoring will continue during construction to further mitigate the risk of encountering archaeologically sensitive material.


Shoreline Trail, between Murray Street and Old Orchard Park

Shoreline Trail map


  • May 2022 - Construction begins on Ioco Road pedestrian detour
  • June 2022 - Construction begins on sanitary sewer
  • February 2023 - Construction on sanitary sewer complete
  • Spring 2023 - Construction begins on trail works
  • End of 2023 - Project complete

This work is weather dependent and the construction schedule is subject to change.


Project Engineer