East 1st Avenue will fully reopen to commuters next week

Aug 24 2018, 4:38 pm

Vancouver commuters will finally be able to drive on East 1st Avenue.

The thoroughfare has been closed to drivers since late May due to the Fortis BC’s project to replace a natural gas line in Vancouver, Burnaby and Coquitlam.

The 20-km-long construction project runs through the three municipalities and will replace a 20-inch diameter gas line with a new 30-inch line.

Location Dates Closure
Vancouver – East 1st Ave from Nanaimo St to Rupert St May 28 – August 26, 2018 Partial (reduced to one lane each direction)
Vancouver – Graveley St from Valiant St to Boundary Rd July 3 – mid September 2018 Full
Vancouver – Woodland Dr from East 1st Ave to East 2nd Ave July 3 – late August 2018 Full
Vancouver – East 1st Ave from Clark Dr to Nanaimo St July 3 – August 31, 2018 Full
Vancouver – East 1st Ave from Rupert St to west of Boundary Rd August 7 – early October 2018 Partial (reduced to one lane each eastbound)
Burnaby – Graveley St from Ingleton Ave to Gilmore Rd July 31 – mid September 2018 Local traffic only
Burnaby – Lougheed Hwy from Madison Ave to Delta Ave August 9 – mid October 2018 Partial (reduced to one lane each direction)

The East 1st stretch from Nanaimo Street to Rupert Street is set to reopen on Sunday, August 26.

The Clark Drive to Nanaimo Street section will fully reopen on Sunday, August 31.

For more information and updates you can visit Fortis BC’s website.

With files from Kenneth Chan

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