Marine Drive Stabilization Project

Marine Drive Retaining Wall Stabilization Project - White Rock Waterfront

The City of White Rock has completed retaining wall stabilization and is now doing road improvement works on Marine Drive between Johnston Road and Cypress Street. The overall project includes the installation of micropiles and the reconstruction of the roadway, curb and sidewalk on Marine Drive between Johnston Road and Cypress Street.

Temporary Roadwork and Sidewalk Closure

Road work is taking place from March 22, 2021 to April 17, 2021. The work includes road reconstruction and curb and sidewalk replacement. 

Traffic will be reduced to alternating, single-lane travel during the construction and the south sidewalk will be closed. As with any construction project, people can expect construction activities, noises and dust.

Work will take place during the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • No work will take place on Sundays or holidays 

Residents in the nearby area have received a construction notice and site and pedestrian plan maps.

Frequently Asked Questions

What construction is happening now?

Between March 22 and April 17, 2021, the City is doing road improvement work on Marine Drive between Johnston Road and Cypress Street. This completes the overall project and involves the reconstruction of the roadway, curb and sidewalk on Marine Drive between Johnston Road and Cypress Street.

How is the City handling parking and traffic?

Single-lane, alternating traffic will be in place during the construction with two-lane traffic in place by the end of each working day. Flag persons will be positioned at each end of the project limit.

Street parking along the north side of Marine Drive will be unavailable during construction. Street parking will be available for residents as follows: Monday to Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. and from Saturday at 5:30 p.m. to Monday at 6:30 a.m.  

How is the City protecting the Marine Drive slope for the future?

An investigation of the metal bin walls located on the slope below Marine Drive was included in the scope of this project. 

The project’s geotechnical engineer recommended that the bin walls be strengthened within five years. Future failure of the bin walls could result in materials sliding down the slope onto the railway and Promenade below. 

City Council awarded $500,000 to the companies finalizing the Marine Drive stabilization project to repair the bin walls as part of the current project.

Review the Corporate Report "Contract Award for Marine Drive Retaining Wall Stabilization " presented to White Rock Council at the July 27, 2020 Council meeting.

Who should I contact if my questions weren't answered in the FAQ?

Please contact the City of White Rock’s Engineering Department by email operations@whiterockcity.ca or by phone at 604-541-2181.

Who is the contractor?

Greystone Design Management Construction Ltd.