Burnaby gets $3.36M in flood prevention funding

The City of Burnaby has been awarded $3.36 million in federal and provincial funding for flood mitigation projects.

The project being funded, upgrades to the Fraser River dike, will cost a total $5.04 million, with city hall funding the difference.

Upgrades to Burnaby's Fraser dike system were initiated after the province revised its 200-year flood levels, the minimum dikes should protect against, to a higher standard based on current river conditions.

According to city engineering director Lambert Chu, the funding announced Tuesday will go towards upgrades to: the section of dike onĀ  Fraser Park Drive from Tillicum Street to the east end; the section between the Burnaby-New Westminster boundary and Meadow Avenue; the Wiggins Street/Wheaton dike; and the section between the Vancouver-Burnaby boundary and Patterson Avenue.

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