- Start: March/April 2016
- End: Mid 2017
Hours of work
- Monday to Friday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
- Weekends as needed
How this project may affect you
During construction, one travel lane in each direction will stay open on Burrard Street. Some full road closures will be needed on weekends to allow for major roadwork and final paving.
August: Burrard and Pacific intersection, and Pacific Street from Thurlow to Burrard
Road and electrical construction continues. This intersection will operate with reduced vehicle capacity (number of lanes) until the end of the project.
August: Davie Street to Pacific Street
Drake Street to Pacific Street: Storm sewer construction continues and road construction will start in August. Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction. Traffic capacity will be further reduced on Burrard St at Drake St to accommodate the road construction. Work in this section of Burrard St will continue until Spring 2017.
Pacific, Thurlow to Burrard: NEARING COMPLETION. Sewer, road and electrical construction will be completed on the south side of Pacific Street. Retaining wall and road construction will also be completed on the north side of Pacific east of Thurlow St. Temporary closure of one lane on Pacific St between Thurlow St and Burrard St, including single lane alternating traffic.
August: Burrard Bridge
Work on the west side of the bridge is now underway. Traffic lanes have been reduced from five vehicle lanes to three vehicle lanes. Pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained over the bridge.
Reconstruction of the existing stairs on the northwest corner of the bridge begins in August. Pedestrian will be provided alternate access until the permanent stairs are re-opned in late fall.
Access to residences and businesses
Access to residences and businesses will be maintained at all times. Sidewalks and crosswalks will be generally maintained throughout construction.
Help is always available for anyone in crisis or distress.
If you or someone you know needs help, phone:
- 604-872-3311 (Vancouver)
- 1-800-SUICIDE (anywhere in BC)
How these upgrades link to Transportation 2040
Improvements to the Burrard Bridge were approved in principle as part of the Transportation 2040 plan, which was adopted by Council in 2012.
Relevant plan directions include:
- Improve safety, eliminating transportation-related fatalities
- Increase green transportation so that at least two-thirds of all trips on foot, bike, or transit by 2040
- Make walking and cycling safe, convenient, and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities
- Manage the road network efficiently for all road users
Burrard Bridge and the other False Creek bridges are top priorities for improvement because:
- Each bridge has unique challenges that can make walking and biking difficult
- Declining motor vehicle volumes and the timing of required maintenance on all three bridges make it possible to combine improvements for less money