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City seeks input on improvements to Burrard Bridge and the Burrard-Pacific intersection

June 1 2015 Proposed changes to simplify intersection, improve safety for all road users

Bus, cars, cyclists, and pedestrians on Burrard Street Bridge

Beginning today, residents and business owners are invited to review and provide feedback on proposed upgrades and modifications to the north end of the Burrard Street Bridge.

As part of this work, the City plans to make significant safety and convenience improvements at the Burrard and Pacific Street intersection. These improvements will be similar to those completed in 2014 at Cornwall and Burrard.

Benefits of the proposed project

The proposed project will:

  • Undertake maintenance to the Burrard Street Bridge, including repairs to concrete handrails, sidewalks, east side duct banks, and access improvements to marine spans.
  • Enhance safety at the Burrard Street and Pacific Street intersection (the 2nd highest collision location in the city, with an average of 150 collisions per year over the last decade).
  • Improve connections for all travel modes and enable people to walk on both sides of the bridge.

The proposed work will be coordinated with sewer and water replacement along Burrard, from Pacific to Davie and Burrard to 16th.

Open houses

City staff will be available at two open houses to discuss the project, answer questions and gather input.

Open houses will be held:

Online survey

If you areĀ unable to attend an open house, complete our online survey.

Improvements part of Transportation 2040 Plan

These upgrades are key transportation improvements outlined in the Transportation 2040 Plan.

Following consultation, staff will present the proposed design Council. If approved, construction works are anticipated to begin spring 2016.

Learn more about the improvements