A long section of one side of the road, close to Tyler Street, collapsed by over a foot and will require extensive repairs. Screenshot from Xan Xangel YouTube video.

A long section of one side of the road, close to Tyler Street, collapsed by over a foot and will require extensive repairs. Screenshot from Xan Xangel YouTube video.

Mission road finally reopens a year after flood damage

Wren Street needed extensive repairs and provincial funding to fix

Wren Street has been reopened to all traffic after nearly a year of being closed due to extensive flood damage.

“The City of Mission thanks all local residents and motorists for their patience,” the city said in a statement.

The 8100 Block of Wren Street had a 100-metre portion of its road collapse by approximately one metre during the November 2021 flood events.

A recovery plan was developed by the city and approved by the province with a contract to complete the restoration awarded to B&B Excavation and Shoring Ltd.

Construction started July 18 and is now complete. Road paving started on Oct. 7.

Additional work included line painting, shouldering work, hydroseeding disturbed areas, and reinstating road signage.

The slope next to the road needed to be stabilized, and the sanitary force main repaired before the road could be repaired, said city’s public works department.

“The city looked at options to partially open the road. However, due to the potential for further deterioration of the roadway and prohibitively high costs related to safety measures, this is deemed infeasible,” the city said back in January.

A geotechnical engineer was hired to make an assessment, who discussed repair concepts with the city’s engineering team and a civil consultant.

The city applied for provincial Disaster Financial Assistance and was approved.

Detour routes were in effect along Nelson and Silverdale Avenue, and the city asked people using them to watch for pedestrians and respect speed limits.

– With additional reporting by Patrick Penner, Mission Record

RELATED: Video of Wren Street damage


 

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