A woman crossing Drake Street.

Drake Street upgrades

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 2024, 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 now complete

Drake Street is temporarily one-way eastbound for motor vehicles between Hornby Street and Howe Street until the work is completed in 2024.




Construction is scheduled in two phases from late summer 2021 to 2024:

  • Early works: Drake St from Hornby St to Howe St - completed October 2022
  • 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.

Work hours

Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm, extended hours as needed

Weekends: as needed

Contact us

Do Nguyen
Community Liaison



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