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Feds, province invests in flood mitigation, drainage channel in Coquitlam, B.C.

November 6, 2023 
By Avert staff


The federal and B.C. governments are putting more than $11 million into a project that will minimize the risk of future flooding events in Coquitlam, B.C.

The Canadian government is investing $4,454,000 through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF), and Coquitlam is contributing $6,681,000.

The project will see Cedar Drive relocated and raised, and a drainage channel constructed parallel to Partington Creek. The updates will reduce the number of residents without essential services or access to the road during high-precipitation events.

Dennis Marsden, Acting Mayor for Coquitlam, said in a news release the Cedar Drive Upgrade Project is one of the largest current infrastructure projects in our community bringing much-needed upgrades.

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“Coquitlam is extremely grateful to our federal partners for helping to fund these important environmental enhancements to ensure that we are protecting our green spaces and helping to protect our community from future climate-related events,” Marsden said.


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