Another segment of the West 10th Avenue bike lane within the Vancouver General Hospital precinct will commence construction on Tuesday.
Work will focus on a two-city block stretch of the street between Willow and Ash streets, as an eastward continuation of the bike lane that was completed in 2018 between Oak and Willow streets.
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The sidewalks will be widened, intersections will be raised, and an “accessible traffic signal” will be installed. The extension of the protected bike lane will be located on the southern side of the street.
Additionally, there will be new accessible parking spaces, enhanced wayfinding signage, better lighting, and an improved passenger loading zone in front of the Eye Care Centre.
On the city block between Heather and Ash streets, sewer upgrades are also planned.
The City of Vancouver is warning of some traffic and parking impacts during construction, which are expected to last through summer. Cyclists in the area who are not destined for the hospital precinct are asked to use alternate routes nearby.
Construction is also scheduled to begin on Robson Street this year for a utility project that upgrades water infrastructure, specifically a new 100-year lifespan water main, electrical, and some street infrastructure between Granville and Beatty streets. There will also be street rehabilitation including intersection upgrades, repaving, and sidewalk and curb restoration. Work on the Robson Street project will begin in the spring and end in the fall.