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Southwest Marine Drive (Granville to Camosun) transportation, streets, and sewer main upgrades

People cycling and driving private motor vehicles on SW Marine Drive
Photograph by Google

The City of Vancouver is replacing the sewer main infrastructure along Southwest Marine Drive and enhancing transportation safety for people travelling along this route in vehicles, on foot, or by bicycle. This project will take place May to September in 2016 and 2017.

Project details


  • Southwest Marine Drive (Granville Street to Camosun Street)

Expected duration

  • May to September 2016
  • May to September 2017

Hours of work

  • Monday to Friday: 7:00am to 5:30pm
  • Weekends as needed


  • Reopened! We will return for Phase 2 in May 2017

How this project may affect you

This project requires a full closure of Southwest Marine Drive from Granville Street to Camosun Street.

  • Local traffic will be maintained
  • Truck traffic will be routed to West 41st Avenue
  • Through-traffic will be rerouted locally

Left turn at East Boulevard restricted

  • The left turn bay at East Boulevard and W 41st has been temporarily removed to help facilitate the rerouted 49 buses to turn southbound onto East Boulevard from 41st Avenue.
  • Left turns are still permitted from the middle lane.
  • The left turn will be reinstated once SW Marine Drive is reopened and the 49 bus can return to its normal route.


Traffic lane closures will occur regularly during construction, and parking will be restricted within posted areas. We will provide as much parking as possible after working hours and all temporary parking restrictions will be removed as soon as they are no longer necessary. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained at all times and majority of sidewalks will remain open for the duration of the construction.

Access to residences and businesses

Access to residences and businesses will be maintained at all times. Sidewalks and crosswalks will generally be maintained during construction.

Water supply

We will provide advance notice of any disruption to your water supply, except if there is an emergency. During construction, you may occasionally notice cloudy water. This cloudiness is not a health concern and will usually go away within a few hours.

Get help with water quality and water pressure problems

How this project will improve the city

This roadway is part of Vancouver's Major Road Network (MRN), a network of approximately 600 km of roads across the Lower Mainland that facilitate the efficient movement of goods and people — connecting the Provincial highway system with local streets. Upgrades will allow this portion of the network to continue its role as part of goods movement in South Vancouver to UBC.

This project will also improve sewer main infrastructure. Once replaced, the pipes are expected to serve the neighbourhood for 100 years.

The safety of people driving, walking, and cycling will also be improved along the route.

Read more about Southwest Marine Drive bikeway improvements

City contact

Do Nguyen
Community Liaison
Phone: 604-673-8458