Activities related to utility relocation, geotechnical investigation, and trolley wire relocation are underway to prepare for subway construction next year. Please contact us if you have specific questions about what’s happening currently on and near Broadway.

November 9-16, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work will occur at 12th/Oak on Saturday November 9 and Saturday November 16, 2019.

Over the next two weeks, you can expect to see crews on Macdonald between 4th and Broadway, on Cambie between Broadway and 12th, and on 12th Avenue between Cambie and Oak, and Granville and Arbutus.

November 4-15, 2019 – Advance Utility Relocation

Crews will be working on Cypress Street and Maple Street at W. Broadway to relocate telecommunications infrastructure, with possible one-day road closures in effect on Maple Street and Cypress Street.

November 2-4, 2019 – Advance Utility Relocation

Saturday, November 2 through Monday, November 4, crews will be working on E. 2nd Ave. at Scotia St. to relocate BC Hydro and TELUS infrastructure.

November 2, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work related to the trolley relocation is currently planned for Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 12th/Granville. Crews will also be on Macdonald between 4th and Broadway, on Cambie between Broadway and 12th, and on 12th Avenue between Cambie and Oak, and Granville and Arbutus.

October 12-21, 2019 – Advance Utility Relocation: Traffic Advisory

Arbutus will be closed between Broadway and 8th Avenue to accommodate the relocation of utilities.

October 18-28, 2019 – Geotechnical Investigations

On October 18, 21, 22, and 28, the Broadway Subway Project will be undertaking field work near Great Northern Way. This field work will include soil investigations and is being done to better understand sub-surface conditions prior to the start of construction of the Broadway Subway Project in 2020.

October 5-6, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work related to the trolley relocation is currently planned for October 5-6 on 12th from Oak to Cambie.

September 28-29, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work related to the trolley relocation is currently planned for September 28 – 29 at 12th/Cambie, 12th/Oak, 12th/Heather, and Macdonald from 4th to Broadway.

Starting September 16, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

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

September 14-15, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Expect to see crews on Macdonald between 4th and Broadway, and on 12th Avenue between Cambie and Oak, and Granville and Arbutus. Additionally, weekend work is currently planned for September 14-15 at the Laurel Parkade Overpass at 12th.

Week of September 9, 2019Archaeology Work Near Great Northern Way

Starting Monday September 9, 2019, the Ministry of Transportation will be undertaking archaeology investigation work near Great Northern Way and the campus of the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

September 7-8, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Expect to see crews on Macdonald between 4th and Broadway, and on 12th Avenue between Cambie and Oak, and Granville and Arbutus. Additionally, weekend work is currently planned for September 7-8 at 12th/Granville, and the Laurel Parkade Overpass at 12th.

August 22. 23 and 29th, 2019 – Geotechnical Investigations: Traffic Advisory

There will be temporary lane closures in the eastbound left lane of West Broadway, and the northbound right lane of Arbutus Street between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  In addition, parking will be temporarily restricted along the northbound lane of Arbutus Street, north of Broadway.

August 17, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

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 10, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

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 20 or July 27, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

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 15, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

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 8-9, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

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 25, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

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 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

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 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

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.

March 29, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

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.