Full summer road closure of Marine Drive in Vancouver begins Monday

May 6 2017, 12:21 am

The same stretch of Southwest Marine Drive in South Vancouver that was closed in 2016 for infrastructure construction will again be completely closed for four months this year beginning on Monday, May 8.

The City of Vancouver says the upgrades will begin early next week and continue through summer, ending on Labour Day on September 4 just before the start of the school year and the rush back to work. Work will be conducted on the span of Southwest Marine Drive from Granville to Camosun streets.

Crews will be spending the late-spring and summer months doing upgrades on the sewer system and roadway, including making “multi-modal transportation improvements” that include improved bike lanes.

The disruptive project spans over two summers so that work can be done during lower traffic volumes, according to the municipal government. During the closure, local traffic will be maintained, truck traffic will be rerouted to West 41st Avenue, and through-traffic will be rerouted locally.

The 49 Metrotown/Dunbar/UBC bus route is e affected by the closure and will be temporarily rerouted until September. It will detour to West 49th Avenue and West Boulevard, then via West Boulevard, West 41st Avenue, and then return to regular route.

Buses will not perform any pickups or drop offs along the detour route to reduce delays and maintain schedules.

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