Mayor’s Statement

April 7, 2020


While the provincial government has declared a state of emergency, BC is different from many other parts of Canada in that the government has not restricted work to only essential services at this time. Work that complies with all Public Health Orders and accommodates physical distancing requirements has been able to continue. At City Hall, we have made many changes to ensure that we can continue to move forward with the business of the City, while following health orders and maintaining physical distancing.


One of the ways we are moving forward is through our previously scheduled transportation upgrade projects. Traffic volumes are generally lower right now, and we have found that this means fewer traffic disruptions during road work.


For the next two weeks, work will take place on Wellington Avenue as part of the Five Corners intersection project. With minimal traffic downtown, we knew this was a good window of opportunity to close Wellington Avenue to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. There are some businesses still open on Wellington Avenue within the work zone, and the contractor is facilitating access for their customers to during the road closure.


Thank you to everyone that continues to do their part by following physical distancing guidelines and the Public Health Orders.


Mayor Ken Popove

Chilliwack, BC