Frequently Asked Questions: ELE Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions: ELE Replacement

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The list of frequently asked questions below will be updated as other common questions are identified.

How long is construction expected to last?

Site preparation began mid-May 2024, and the new school is anticipated to open January 2026.

We anticipate that the old school facility will be demolished, a new playfield will be built, and the site development will be completed by December 2026.

Where can I find a site plan that outlines all access points?

You can download the latest site plan (updated June 21, 2024) here.

What changes can we expect in traffic patterns around the school during construction?

Construction vehicles will be accessing the site from 227th Street. A site plan is available for review here

How will construction affect the usual pick-up and drop-off routines for students?

There may be an increase at varying times in traffic at the entrance from 227th Street.

Will there still be access to walk to school grounds from 227th street through the pathway to the school?

Yes, there will continue to be access to school grounds from 227th street through the pathway to the school.
Access pathways are highlighted in green on the site map. A close-up of the path from 227th street is below:

This image provides a close up of the pathway to the school from 227th street.

How will daycare families access the daycare?

Drop off access remains available from the existing locations on Edge Street, 227th Street or from 122nd Avenue. Where the construction fence is blocking existing pathways, we will be creating new gravel pathways. These pathways are being installed over the next few days and will be completed on or before Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

We will be meeting with the child care operator during week of May 27 to understand any other concerns and determine next steps.

Will there be any changes to school routines during the construction period?

To ensure students have enough space to enjoy their break time, the school will stagger recess and lunch breaks while construction is underway.

What measures are in place to ensure the safety of students and pedestrians near the construction site?

The contractor will adhere to all City of Maple Ridge bylaws and WorkSafeBC regulations to ensure the highest safety standards. Additionally, safety fencing and signage will be installed around the construction site to guide and protect students and pedestrians. Regular safety inspections will be conducted to maintain a secure environment, and the construction team will work closely with the school to address any safety concerns promptly.

What are the working hours for the construction site?

Construction site working hours are 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Will school operations be affected by construction noise or disruptions?

We understand that construction noise and disruptions are a concern for our school community. Construction activities are exempt from the Noise Control Bylaw Monday to Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. To minimize impact on school operations, we are working closely with the construction team to schedule the most disruptive activities outside of school hours whenever possible. We will provide regular updates to keep the school community informed about construction progress and any potential changes to school operations.

How will you ensure the construction site is secure during and after school hours?

The site will be fully fenced off, and security cameras installed at the perimeter of the project site. Access to the construction site will be strictly controlled, and only authorized personnel will be allowed entry.

As a neighbour/community member, whom can I contact if I have a time-sensitive issue after hours related to the site?

For after-hours requests, call Angel Answering Service at 604.466.4357, identify the concern, and request a callback from the manager on call.

Whom can I contact for more information or to report concerns about the construction?

If you have questions, concerns, or feedback related to construction, please do not approach the construction crew. You can submit your question or report concerns to us at, and we will provide a response within two business days.

Eric Langton Elementary and Environmental School parents/guardians with questions related to their child should continue to direct such questions to their school principal.

How will emergency services access the school in case of an emergency during construction?

The general contractor has prepared a comprehensive fire safety plan, which has been submitted to and approved by the Maple Ridge Fire Department. This plan includes detailed provisions for emergency access to both the construction site and the school. We are committed to ensuring that emergency vehicles can quickly and safely reach any area of the school during construction.

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