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. Due to material availability, construction has been rescheduled to start May 2022. 

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. 

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.

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


  • May 2022 - Construction begins on Ioco Road pedestrian detour

  • July 2022 - Construction begins on sanitary sewer 

  • October 2023 - Project completed

Impact to you

Once construction begins, there will be some disruption to pedestrians, cyclists, traffic and parking:

  • Pedestrians and cyclists - The Shoreline Trail will be closed in sections to accommodate work zones. Detours will be established and traffic control persons will be onsite to assist.
  • Traffic - There will be some disruption to traffic on Murray Street, near the trail entrance, including times when traffic may be reduced to a single, alternating lane. 
  • Parking - There will be restrictions to parking at Old Orchard Hall to accommodate construction vehicles and equipment.


Project Engineer