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Large infrastructure upgrades will enhance safety and improve water quality

January 26 2016

Road barricades around a construction site

This spring, we will start large infrastructure projects throughout Vancouver to improve water and sewer infrastructure and enhance safety for road users.

Pender Street water main replacement

Phase 3 of water main replacement along Pender Street continues at Cambie Street, moving west towards Seymour Street.

We are replacing water mains that are nearly 100 years old. This work will strengthen our water supply system and allow properties in Downtown and Downtown Eastside to keep getting enough high-quality water.

After the Chinatown Spring Festival Parade on February 14, we will begin work between Carrall Street to Cambie Street.

Businesses remain open during construction and we make sure that you can keep accessing businesses.

View project details and a construction schedule

Burrard Corridor infrastructure upgrades

We are starting coordinated work along Burrard Street from Davie Street to 17th Avenue to:

  • Replace aging water, sewer and road infrastructure
  • Improve safety for all modes at the Burrard-Pacific intersection
  • Provide needed structural rehabilitation for Burrard Bridge

The Burrard-Pacific intersection is the second highest collision location in Vancouver. Improvements to the intersection will mirror the benefits of the recently completed Burrard-Cornwall intersection to the south of the bridge: better walking and cycling connections, and better motor vehicle movement.

Travel lanes will stay open in each direction during construction, however there will be fewer lanes open. We are working with affected stakeholders to minimize construction impacts on traffic and parking.

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Southwest Marine Drive infrastructure upgrades

We will start work in May 2016 to upgrade 5.5 km of Southwest Marine Drive between Granville Street and Camosun Street.

Southwest Marine Drive is part of Vancouver’s Major Road Network (MRN), a network of about 600 km of roads across the Lower Mainland that aid the efficient movement of goods and people by connecting the provincial highway system with local streets.

We will upgrade the sewer and water mains along and adjacent to Southwest Marine Drive because they are near the end of service life. We are also reviewing the route to find ways to make walking and cycling more safe.

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