- 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.
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.
Davie Street to Pacific Street
Drake Street to Pacific Street: Street, cycling and pedestrian imrpovements are complete on the west side of Burrard Street. Work will be focused on the east side of Burrard Street between Pacific Street and Drake Street until early June 2017. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction.
Pacific, Thurlow to Burrard: COMPLETE
Reconstruction of the existing stairs on the northwest corner of the bridge is complete and stairs have been reopened.
The concrete railing on the east side of the bridge has been removed and the new pre-fabricated concrete railing panels are being installed.
Reconstruction of the northeast stairs is complete, however the stairs will remain closed until the fall.
The northeast section of the bridge is being widened. Traffic lanes are reduced from five to three vehicle lanes. Pedestrians and bicycle access will be maintained over the bridge throughout the project.
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