We’re carrying out phased upgrades to Drake Street from Hornby Street to Pacific Boulevard.
This first phase of work on Drake Street from Hornby Street to Howe Street includes:
- Electrical upgrades
- Street repair and restoration
This work is in coordination with the Granville Connector. After completion in 2023, Drake Street will become a one-way street for eastbound traffic only from Burrard Street to Hamilton Street. The block between Hamilton and Pacific Boulevard will remain two way with westbound traffic directed to turn right onto Hamilton St.
What's happeningEarly works - late August to December 2021
In late August 2021, City crews will begin construction on Drake Street between Hornby Street and Howe Street, including the protected intersection at Hornby Street and curb bulges at Howe Street.
In December 2021, Drake Street will become one-way eastbound for motor vehicles between Hornby Street and Howe Street, an interim configuration, until construction in the area is completed in 2023.
Construction is scheduled in two phases from late summer 2021 to 2023:
- Early works: Drake St from Hornby St to Howe St
- Full works: Drake St from Hornby St and Howe St to Pacific Boulevard
As an example of coordinated planning, this work schedule will reduce total completion time while maintaining flexibility for traffic flow during construction at the north end of the Granville Street Bridge.
Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm, extended hours as needed
Weekends: as needed