Early Works

Early work started on February 19, 2019 to prepare for subway construction beginning in 2020.  Throughout the early work phase, there will be no changes to transit service, and minimal disruption to pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle traffic is expected.

Once construction starts, there will be temporary detours for the 14, 16 and 17 trolley bus routes, while the 9 and 99 will remain on Broadway throughout construction. These changes will keep Broadway safe for workers and the public while keeping buses people and traffic moving during construction of the subway project – during consultation for the Broadway Subway project, we heard this was critical.

We thank everyone for their patience during construction. Please check back for construction updates and 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

Construction Updates

September 10, 2019

Two week look ahead

Expect to see crews on Macdonald between 4th and Broadway, and on 12th Avenue between Cambie and Oak, and Granville and Arbutus. Starting after September 16, work will begin on new bus stop pads along West 12th at:

  • South side of 2000-block, just east of Arbutus Greenway
  • North side of 1900-block, just west of intersection with Cypress Street
  • South side of 1800-block, just east of intersection with Cypress Street
  • North side of 1700-block, just west of intersection with Pine Street
  • South side of 1600-block, just east of intersection with Pine Street
  • South side of 700-block, just west of intersection with Heather Street

Weekend work is currently planned for September 14-15 at the Laurel Parkade Overpass at 12th.

September 6, 2019

Two week look ahead

Expect to see crews on Macdonald between 4th and Broadway, and on 12th Avenue between Cambie and Oak, and Granville and Arbutus. Starting after September 16, work will begin on new bus stop pads along West 12th at:

  • South side of 2000-block, just east of Arbutus Greenway
  • North side of 1900-block, just west of intersection with Cypress Street
  • South side of 1800-block, just east of intersection with Cypress Street
  • North side of 1700-block, just west of intersection with Pine Street
  • South side of 1600-block, just east of intersection with Pine Street
  • South side of 700-block, just west of intersection with Heather Street

Weekend work is currently planned for September 7-8 at 12th/Granville, and the Laurel Parkade Overpass at 12th.

August 16, 2019

Two week look ahead

Expect to see crews on Macdonald between 4th and Broadway, and on 12th Avenue between Cambie and Oak, and Granville and Arbutus. Weekend work is currently planned for Saturday August 17th at 12th/Arbutus and 12th/Ash, and Sunday August 25th on 12th at Arbutus, Laurel and Oak.

August 7, 2019

Two week look ahead

Expect to see crews on Macdonald between 4th and Broadway, and on 12th Avenue between Cambie and Oak, and Granville and Arbutus. Weekend work is currently planned for 12th/Laurel and 12th/Oak on Saturday August 10th.

July 8, 2019

Two week look ahead

Expect to see crews on 12th Avenue between Arbutus Street and Granville Street, on 12th Avenue between Oak Street and Cambie Street, on Macdonald Street between 4th Avenue and Broadway, on 4th Avenue each side of Macdonald, and at the following intersections: 12th/Cambie, 12th/Fir, 12th/Burrard, 12th/Cypress, 12th Maple, 12th/Arbutus, 12th/Oak and 12th/Willow.

Weekend work is currently planned for either Saturday, July 20 or Saturday, July 27 at 12th/Laurel (TBC).

June 17, 2019

Two week look ahead

Expect to see crews along 12th Avenue between Granville and Arbutus, and between Cambie and Ash; on Macdonald from 4th to 16th Avenue; and at the intersections of Cambie/10th, Macdonald/16th, 12th/Cypress, and 12th/Arbutus. Weekend work is currently planned for Saturday June 15th at Macdonald/8th and 12th/Arbutus.

June 4, 2019

Two week look ahead

Expect to see crews along W. 12th Avenue, along Macdonald Street and at Cambie/10th.  Weekend work is used to limit construction impacts for general traffic as well as to maintain emergency vehicle access to VGH etc.  Weekend work is currently planned for June 8/9 at the intersection of Macdonald and 4th Avenue.

May 14, 2019

Two week look ahead

Expect to see crews on W. 12th Avenue and Cambie Street installing foundations, poles and electrical conduits. Weekend work is currently planned for Saturday, May 25th at W. 12th Avenue/Laurel in order to minimize any potential impact to emergency service vehicles accessing VGH.

To date, approximately 140 trolley bases and 81 poles have been installed.

May 1, 2019

Two week look ahead

Crews are continuing to work at the intersections of W 12th Avenue/Laurel, W 12th Avenue/Ash, W.12th Avenue/Granville, and aim to start up at W 12th Avenue/Cambie  by mid-May. In addition to these intersections, crews will be working at localized sites on W 12th from Arbutus to Granville installing conduits, adjusting traffic signals, and trimming trees.  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.

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