The City of White Rock will begin work to stabilize Marine Drive retaining walls at “the hump” starting Oct. 5, with businesses and parking lots remaining open during the construction.
A City report from July 27, 2020, states that the retaining walls that support Marine Drive above the BNSF railway tracks, and located approximately between Johnston Road and Cypress Street, could potentially fail under seismic loading. Stabilization work is needed to protect Marine Drive and its underground utilities.
The construction is scheduled to take place from Oct. 5, 2020, to January 2021, occurring during and after work hours to help reduce the overall construction period.
For more information, visit whiterockcity.ca/marinedriveproject and whiterockcity.ca/capitalprojects.
Mayor Darryl Walker
“Geotechnical experts have told the City that we must stabilize the retaining walls at the hump on Marine Drive. This critical work will cause some inconvenience, so I want to thank residents, businesses and visitors in advance for your patience and understanding.
To protect our local businesses and ensure access to the Waterfront, White Rock is keeping parking lots open and continuing access to Marine Drive for drivers and pedestrians.”