Why has the opening been delayed?

Through ongoing work on the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Aquatic Upgrade project, significant issues were discovered with a structural support column located in the original part of the facility that was constructed 40 years ago.

Upon discovery of the structural issue, the construction contractor notified City staff and an independent structural engineering company was brought in to examine all similar support columns. After doing a detailed assessment, the engineering firm recommended replacing all, or part, of 11 support columns in the facility. City staff moved immediately to undertake the column repairs and replacement. The addition of this work has extended the Leisure Centre Aquatic Upgrade completion timeline to early 2020.

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1. When did the closure begin and how long will it take?
2. Why has the opening been delayed?
3. What upgrades are being done?
4. Why do these upgrades need to be done?
5. How will the facility be more accessible?
6. Where can I go to swim during the closure?
7. What is the plan for the new aquatics change space?
8. How has the aquatics change space been modernized?
9. Will privacy and safety be improved in the new aquatics change space?
10. Why didn’t the City build a new pool first?
11. What will happen to my membership with the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre?
12. Will the registered programs, arts programs, adult programs, etc continue to run?
13. Will the retrofit affect Memorial Peace Park?
14. What temperature will the Leisure Pool be?
15. Will the new pool use chlorine?
16. Will the facility be opened in time for the 2020 BC Summer Games?
17. Will the diving board and rope swing return?
18. Who do I contact if I need help figuring out an accommodation plan that works for me?
19. What is the plan for the new aquatics change space?
20. What areas of the MRLC remain open?