59 summer road closures scheduled for Vancouver

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Driving in Vancouver during the summer months is always an exhausting process. Beach goers and pedestrians fill up much of the city’s ocean-side roadways, meanwhile public events such as Car Free Days, the FIFA Women’s World Cup and farmers’ markets clog other areas – not to mention the garage of traffic travelling in and out of the B.C. interior and Vancouver Island.

The City of Vancouver announced last week a number of road closures and disruptions that will make the summer of 2015 one of the worst periods for construction and traffic since the 2010 Olympics, a polite warning to residents to brace themselves.

For the mass majority of people who will be driving around Vancouver this summer, we suggest either utilizing those bike lanes (only when on two wheels) or studying the City of Vancouver’s list of road closures and traffic interruptions listed below.

Stay sane, Vancouver.

Downtown Vancouver

Traffic Delays and Lane Closures: Private Developments at 475 Howe Street

Area: Howe Street between West Hastings and West Pender Street

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: February 1, 2014 – December 31, 2016

Pender Street Water Main Replacement Project- Phase III

Area: Pender Street from Gore Avenue to Seymour Street

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: August 10, 2015 – March 30, 2016

Main Street Overpass (Georgia Viaduct & Dunsmuir Viaduct) Structural Upgrades

Area: Georgia Viaduct and Dunsmuir Viaduct

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: August 5, 2015 – October 5, 2015

Temporary Road Closures: Rogers Arena & BC Place Events May Area Plan

Area: Expo Boulevard

Impacts: Traffic delays

Expected duration: May 2, 2015 – May 30, 2015

Howe Street Improvement Project

Area: Howe St from Drake St to Robson St

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: February 12, 2015 – May 30, 2015

Traffic Delays & Partial Road Closure:Telus Garden Developments

Area: Richards Street, W Georgia Street, Seymour Street and Robson Street

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: January 1, 2013 – October 31, 2015

Traffic Delays & Lane Closures: Private Development at 68 Smithe Street

Area: Smithe St from Expo Boulevard to Pacific Boulevard

Impacts: Traffic delays

Expected duration: January 1, 2014 – January 1, 2016

Sewer Relocation for Vancouver House (1400 Howe Street) – Location 3

Area: Pacific Street from Hornby Street to Seymour Street

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: June 2, 2015 – June 15, 2015

Utility Maintenance at 1400 blk Burrard Street

Area: Burrard St from Pacific St to Beach Ave

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: May 25, 2015 – May 25, 2015

Sewer Relocation for Vancouver House (1400 Howe Street) – Location 2

Area: Granville St between Beach Ave and Pacific Street

Impacts: Full road closure

Expected duration: May 11, 2015 – May 25, 2015

Utility Maintenance at 1200 blk Hamilton Street

Area: Hamilton St from Davie St to Drake St

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: May 19, 2015 – May 20, 2015

Yaletown Farmers Market – THURSDAYS ONLY

Area: Mainland St from Davie St to Helmcken St

Impacts: Full road closure

Expected duration: May 7, 2015 – October 29, 2015

Traffic Delays and Lane Closures: Private Development at 1105 Seymour Street

Area: Seymour St from Helmcken St to Davie St

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: June 20, 2013 – June 30, 2015

Downtown Eastside

Full Road Closure: Event at 300 blk Powell Street

Area: Powell St from Dunlevy St to Gore Ave

Impacts: Full road closure

Expected duration: May 21, 2015 – May 22, 2015

DTES MARKET (300 Blk Carrall St) – SUNDAYS ONLY

Area: Carrall St from W Hastings St to Cordova St

Impacts: Full road closure

Expected duration: December 27, 2014 – September 1, 2015

Traffic Delays & Lane Closures: Private Developments at 138 East Hastings Street

Area: East Hastings Street between Columbia Street and Main Street

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: January 2, 2014 – December 31, 2015

Utility Maintenance at 700 blk Union Street

Area: Union St from Hawks St to Heatley St

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: May 21, 2015 – May 22, 2015

Grandview-Woodland

Private Developments at 1588 E Hastings Street

Area: East Hastings Street between McLean Drive and Woodland Drive

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: February 1, 2014 – February 1, 2016

Paving Construction at 400-800 Blk Victoria Drive

Area: Victoria Dr from E Hastings St to Venables St

Impacts: Full road closure/Partial road closure

Expected duration: August 5, 2015 – September 5, 2015

Renfrew-Collingwood

Utility Maintenance at East 12th Ave/Hebb Ave/Nootka St

Area: East 12th Ave/Hebb Ave/Nootka St

Impacts: Single lane alternating traffic

Expected duration: May 13, 2015 – May 20, 2015

Concrete and Paving Work at 2500-4400 Blk Rupert Street

Area: Rupert Street from Grandview Highway to East 29th Avenue

Impacts: Full road closure/Partial road closure

Expected duration: August 15, 2015 – September 15, 2015

Skeena Street and Cornett Road Pump Station Upgrade

Area: Skeena St and Cornett Rd

Impacts: Single lane alternating traffic

Expected duration: December 9, 2014 – September 15, 2015

Gas Service Connection Work at 2400 blk St Lawrence Street

Area: St Lawrence St from Nanaimo St to Clarendon St

Impacts: Single lane alternating traffic

Expected duration: May 21, 2015 – May 21, 2015

Kensington-Cedar Cottage

Utility Construction at 1600-1700 blk East 32nd Avenue

Area: E 32nd Ave from Fleming St to Argyle St

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: May 19, 2015 – May 29, 2015

Sidewalk Improvement at 6700-6900 blk Elliott Street

Area: Elliott St from E 51st Ave to E 54th Ave

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: July 20, 2015 – July 31, 2015

Mount Pleasant

Traffic Delays & Lane Closures: Private Development at 1551 Quebec Street

Area: Quebec Street at E 1st Avenue

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: October 30, 2014 – October 31, 2016

NEU Expansion – Ontario Street and 1st Ave

Area: Ontario St and 1st Ave

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: June 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015

NEU Expansion – Great Northern Way Campus

Area: 1st Avenue and Quebec St

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: June 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015

Traffic Delays and Lane Closures: Private Development at 1699 Main Street

Area: Main Street at E 1st Avenue

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: July 29, 2014 – July 29, 2016

Water Main Replacement at 1300-1400 blk E 2nd Avenue

Area: E 2nd Ave from Clark Dr to Woodland Dr

Impacts: Full road closure/Partial road closure

Expected duration: April 21, 2015 – June 15, 2015

Full Road Closure: Event at 200 blk East 6th Avenue

Area: E 6th Ave from Main St to Scotia St

Impacts: Full road closure

Expected duration: May 24, 2015 – May 24, 2015

Utility Construction at 2100 Scotia Street

Area: Scotia St from E 5th Ave to E 6th Ave

Impacts: Single lane alternating traffic

Expected duration: May 14, 2015 – May 21, 2015

Utility Maintenance at West 6th Avenue and Alberta Street

Area: West 6th Avenue and Alberta Street

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: May 25, 2015 – May 27, 2015

Utility Maintenance at 300 blk West 8th Avenue

Area: W 8th Ave from Yukon St to Alberta St

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: May 20, 2015 – May 20, 2015

Traffic Delays & Lane Closures: Private Development at 2477 Carolina Street

Area: Carolina St from E Broadway to E 8th Ave

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: October 30, 2014 – October 30, 2016

East Broadway Road Improvement Project

Area: East Broadway from Glen Drive to Commercial Drive

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: June 25, 2015 – September 15, 2015

Traffic Delays & Lane Closure: Private Development at 495 E 16th Avenue

Area: E 16th Ave from St. George’s St to Prince Edward St

Impacts: Traffic delays

Expected duration: January 2, 2015 – December 31, 2017

Water Main Replacement at 100-300 blk West 15th Avenue

Area: W 15th Ave between Alberta St and Manitoba St

Impacts: Full road closure/Partial road closure

Expected duration: June 30, 2015 – July 31, 2015

Riley Park

Power Pole Replacement at East 37th Avenue and Ontario Street

Area: East 37th Avenue and Ontario Street

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: May 18, 2015 – May 22, 2015

Water Main Replacement at E 38th Avenue

Area: E 38th Ave from Quebec St to Manitoba St

Impacts: Full road closure

Expected duration: May 26, 2015 – June 29, 2015

Gas Service Connection Work at 3200 blk Yukon Street

Area: Yukon St from W 16th Ave to W 17th Ave

Impacts: Single lane alternating traffic

Expected duration: May 19, 2015 – May 19, 2015

Fairview

Utility Maintenance at 1000 blk West 8th Avenue

Area: W 8th Ave from Oak St to Spruce St

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: May 19, 2015 – May 22, 2015

Crane Lift at 1212 W Broadway (Full road closure of Alder Street)

Area: W Broadway from Alder St to Birch St

Impacts: Full road closure

Expected duration: May 21, 2015 – May 21, 2015

Traffic Delays and Lane Closures: Private Development at 1628 W 4th Avenue

Area: W 4th Avenue from Fir Street to Pine Street

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: October 13, 2013 – December 31, 2015

Kitsilano

Alma Street Sewer Main Replacement Project

Area: Alma St from W 4th Ave to W 15th Ave

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: May 4, 2015 – September 30, 2015

West Point Grey

Paving at 4300-4600 Blk West 10th Avenue

Area: W 10th Ave from Blanca St to Discovery St

Impacts: Full road closure

Expected duration: August 14, 2015 – August 17, 2015

Utility Construction at 3100 blk Blanca Street

Area: Blanca St from W 15th Ave to W 16th Ave

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: May 19, 2015 – May 22, 2015 Get details

Sewers Main Construction at Lane West Trimble St at West 3rd Avenue

Area: Lane West Trimble at W 3rd Ave

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: April 13, 2015 – May 25, 2015

Dunbar-Southlands

Water Main Replacement at West 31st Avenue

Area: W 31st Ave from Blenheim St to Carnarvon St

Impacts: Full road closure

Expected duration: May 11, 2015 – June 19, 2015

Sidewalk Improvement on 4000 blk Collingwood Street

Area: Collingwood St from W 24th Ave to W King Edward Ave

Impacts: Sidewalk closure

Expected duration: July 1, 2015 – August 1, 2015

Arbutus Ridge

West King Edward Avenue Road Improvement Project

Area: West King Edward Ave from Quesnel Dr to Granville St

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: May 5, 2015 – August 7, 2015

Shaughnessy

Sewer Main Construction at 1000-2000 Blk West 33rd Avenue

Area: W 33rd Ave from Oak St to Arbutus St

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: August 7, 2015 – October 7, 2015

South Cambie

Road Work at 700 blk West 33rd Avenue

Area: W 33rd Ave from Heather St to Willow St

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: January 15, 2015 – June 30, 2015

Kerrisdale

Metro Vancouver Angus Drive Water Main Construction Project – Phase I

Area: Angus Drive between West 33rd Avenue and W 75th Avenue

Impacts: Single lane alternating traffic

Expected duration: March 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015

Oakridge

Full Road Closure: Winston Churchill Secondary School Car Free Day

Area: Heather St from W 54th Ave to W 57th Ave

Impacts: Full road closure

Expected duration: May 22, 2015 – May 22, 2015

Traffic Delays & Lane Closure: Private Development at 6399 Cambie Street

Area: Cambie St from W 48th Ave to W 49th Ave

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: February 1, 2014 – February 28, 2016

Marpole

Traffic Delays & Lane Closures: Private Development at 8198 Cambie Street

Area: Cambie St from SW Marine Dr to W 64th Ave

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: February 19, 2013 – February 28, 2016

Power Pole Replacement at 8800 blk Hudson Street

Area: Hudson St from W 73rd Ave to W 72nd Ave

Impacts: Parking lane closure

Expected duration: May 18, 2015 – May 22, 2015

Killarney

Lane Closures: Road Widening at 3300-3600 Blk Marine Way

Area: Marine Way from Kinross St to Boundary Road

Impacts: Travel lane closure

Expected duration: July 11, 2014 – December 31, 2015

 

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