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Every street closure and construction project coming to Vancouver this summer

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Vincent Plana Mar 08, 2019 9:25 am

This coming summer is looking to be a busy season for road work and street use.

The City of Vancouver has announced a number of construction projects and upcoming special events that will cause road closures and traffic woes for commuters.

A number of projects will begin in April and May, including sewer and water main upgrades along Nanaimo Street and Boundary Road.

“Part of building a city we love is to ensure the proper functioning of a critical infrastructure,” says Jerry Dobrovolny, General Manager of Engineering Services.

In total, the City plans to upgrade 16 km of street network, 9 km of water main, and 4 km of sewer main.

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Major city projects:

  • Nanaimo Street Upgrades: Sewer separation coordinated with safety improvements.
  • Granville Bridge Upgrades: Structural and seismic work to repair concrete and steel, and replace expansion joints and bearings.
  • Quebec Street Improvements: Second phase of comfort and safety improvements and an expansion of the Neighbourhood Energy Utility.
  • Haro and Bute Infrastructure Upgrades: Water main replacements with safety improvements at key intersections.
  • Boundary Road Upgrades: Water main replacement with street and sidewalk rehabilitation.
  • MacDonald Street Upgrades: Sewer separation and street rehabilitation, as well as relocating TransLink’s trolley wires.

Upcoming special events:

  • Vaisakhi Parade: April 13
  • Vancouver Sun Run: April 14
  • BMO Half Marathon: May 5
  • Car Free Day on Denman: June 15
  • Car Free Day on Main: June 16
  • Italian Day on the Drive: June 19
  • Greek Day: June 23
  • Scotiabank Half Marathon: June 23
  • Canada Day Celebrations and Parade: July 1
  • Car Free Day on the Drive: July 7
  • Khatsahlano Street Party: Early-mid July
  • Global Relay: July 10
  • The celebration of Light: July 27, 31, and August 3
  • Pride Parade: August 4
  • Seawheeze: August 17

As construction season begins, Vancouverites are advised to check online and plan their routes beforehand.

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