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Construction scheduled for Burrard and Cornwall

August 21 2013

Changes will simplify the intersection, and improve safety for all road users

Burrard Cornwall Intersection

Construction will begin August 26 at the Burrard and Cornwall intersection, at the south end of the Burrard Bridge, to simplify the intersection and improve safety for all users.
The intersection was originally designed in the 1930s and will be upgraded to improve pedestrian and traffic safety and general accessibility around False Creek. Construction will take place in phases over the next several months through next spring.
Improvements will:

  • Make the intersection easier to navigate and safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians
  • Improve safety by reducing the maximum number of pedestrian crossings across Burrard from five to two
  • Reduce the speed and volumes of vehicles coming off the bridge and entering Cornwall Avenue

The intersection will remain open throughout construction and be accessible to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. Businesses along Cornwall Avenue will be fully accessible. Significant efforts will be made to maintain vehicle flow especially during peak hours. However, motorists will experience traffic changes, lane restrictions and delays during construction, and are encouraged to use the Granville Street Bridge, which has sufficient spare capacity to handle the diverted traffic.
Construction will include the removal of traffic medians, the installation of new traffic signals and utilities, as well as new curbs and roads on the east side of Burrard and north side of Cornwall.

Learn about the Burrard Street Bridge south end improvements