Construction Updates

April 11, 2019

Early work construction began on February 19. Crews have been working on 12th Avenue between Arbutus and Granville and on 12th Avenue between Oak and Heather. Work is moving swiftly. To date, approximately 61 trolley bases and 79 poles have been installed along 12th Avenue and at 9 intersections in the area.

Two week look ahead

You can expect to see City of Vancouver crews continuing this work at the intersection of W.12th Avenue/Granville, W.12th/Oak, and W.12/Laurel, with Translink crews continuing along the south side W.12 Avenue between Oak and Cambie. Vanness Avenue and Joyce Street foundations will start April 16.

Expect some curb lane closures between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. along with W.12th Avenue, as well as potential turning restrictions, to help keep works, commuters, and equipment safe while this work continues. Some weekend work will be undertaken in order to minimize any potential impact to Emergency Service Vehicles that frequently use W.12th in this vicinity.

We thank everyone for their patience during construction. Please check back for weekly construction updates and progress in your area. Please visit the FAQ page to see Frequently Asked Questions about Early Works. To sign up and receive updates directly to your inbox, please subscribe here.  If you have any questions, you can contact the project team at broadwaysubway@gov.bc.ca

 

March 29, 2019

Early work construction began on February 19.  Crews started on 12th Avenue between Arbutus and Granville and at the 12th Avenue and Willow intersection, between Oak and Cambie.

Work is moving swiftly. To date, approximately 85 trolley bases and 35 poles have been installed along 12th Avenue and at seven intersections in the area.

Two week look ahead 

You can expect to see City of Vancouver crews continuing this work at the intersection of Burrard and W. 12th, with TransLink crews continuing along W.12th Avenue between Granville and Pine, and Maple and Arbutus.  Expect some curb lane closures between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. along W.12th Avenue, as well as potential turning restrictions, to help keep workers, commuters, and equipment safe while this work continues.  Some weekend work will be undertaken in order to minimize any potential impact to Emergency Service Vehicles that frequently use W. 12th in this vicinity. We thank everyone for their patience during construction. Please check back for weekly construction updates and progress in your area. Please visit the FAQ page to see Frequently Asked Questions about Early Works. To sign up and receive updates directly to your inbox, please subscribe here.  If you have any questions, you can contact the project team at broadwaysubway@gov.bc.ca

Photo: Crews installing a base at Arbutus and 12th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 6, 2019

Advance work will be starting the week of February 11th to prepare the corridor for subway construction in 2020.

On behalf of the project, crews from TransLink and the City of Vancouver will be installing trolley poles and wires and upgrading intersection signals and lampposts along portions of:

  • Macdonald Street, between 4th Avenue and Broadway Avenue;
  • 12th Avenue, between Arbutus and Granville Street, and Oak and Cambie Street; and
  • Cambie Street, between Broadway Avenue and 12th Avenue.

Construction will primarily occur during weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., with some occasional weekend work. At this time, no overnight work is expected.  Throughout the early work phase, there will be no changes to transit service, and minimal disruption to pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle traffic is expected. Residents may experience increased noise and activity, temporary street parking restrictions, as well as occasional lane closures.

Bus detours for the 14, 16 and 17 trolleys are expected to begin in 2020 in time for the Broadway Subway Project construction to start.

We thank everyone for their patience during construction.

To sign up and receive updates, please subscribe here.  If you have any questions, you can contact the project team at broadwaysubway@gov.bc.ca