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Activities related to utility relocation, geotechnical investigation, and trolley wire relocation began in 2019 to prepare for subway construction. On September 3, 2020, the design-build contract was awarded to the Broadway Subway Project Corporation, an Acciona-Ghella joint venture. We will have more information about construction and timing after the contractor finalizes their plans, which will require provincial reviews and approval.

Currently, work involves surveying, site preparation and demolition of buildings to be used for station locations and laydown areas, along with ongoing utility relocations. Construction of the stations, the elevated guideway and the tunnel portal is expected to begin later in 2021. Tunneling is expected to start in 2022 and the project is on schedule for the new line to open in 2025. You can access businesses, services and residences on Broadway throughout construction. More information about construction is in our FAQ.

We will provide ongoing updates about construction in advance, through traffic news outlets, social media and posted here on our website. Please see notifications below and contact us if you have specific questions about what’s happening currently on and near Broadway.

Access the interactive map that shows where the subway line and stations will be, including the latest construction notices.

Notices

Great Northern Way-Emily Carr Station

Mount Pleasant Station

Broadway-City Hall Station

Oak VGH Station

South Granville Station

Arbutus Station

General Information

Past Notices

Arbutus advance utility relocation (click to view notice)

  • Beginning April 21, 2021 until May 14, 2021, BC Hydro will be in the Arbutus and Broadway neighborhood between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. to complete utility works to prepare for the construction of the Broadway Subway Project (updated timing).
  • The works will take place underground within the existing utility vault at the intersection of West 8th avenue and Arbutus street.
  • Traffic control personnel will be on site to ensure safety for the workers and pedestrians; please follow signs and directions of traffic control personnel.
  • All traffic lanes will remain open.
  • Access to the sidewalks on the south east and north east corners of the intersection of West 8th and Arbutus street will be closed.

Geotechnical investigation work (click to view notice)

  • Drilling work will move through various locations in the project area February through March (revised dates); hours of work are Monday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Geotechnical work on W. Broadway (Pine St. to Maple St.) (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on W. Broadway, Hours of work are Monday-Saturday, 7a.m.-5p.m., March 19-May 3, 2021. (revised timing)
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • Parking along W. Broadway will be temporarily unavailable from Pine St. to Maple St. during the work.
  • The bus lane will not be in effect eastbound or westbound between Pine St. and Maple St. for the duration of the work.
  • See April 14 and March 31, 2021 notice.
  • Dates and locations were updated from the original notice.

Geotechnical work on W. Broadway (Arbutus St. to Yew St.) (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained eastbound on W. Broadway with work occurring in the middle lanes. Hours of work are Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.,  April 19 to April 24, 2021.
  • Sidewalk access will be maintained.
  • Street parking on the south side of W. Broadway between Arbutus St. and Yew St. will be unavailable during the work.
  • The eastbound, left turn lane on Broadway (onto Arbutus St.) will continue to be available.

Geotechnical work on Cypress St. (South of W. Broadway) (click to view notice)

  • Work will occur in the curb/parking lane of Cypress St. Hours of work are Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m., April 16 to April 23, 2021.
  • Cypress St. will be closed to southbound traffic from W. Broadway up to the laneway (located between W. Broadway and W. 10th ) during the work.
  • Two lanes for cyclists (one in each direction) will be maintained.
  • Sidewalk access will be maintained.
  • Vehicle access to properties and businesses from Cypress St. will be unavailable during the work. Residents and businesses are advised to use the alternate access via the laneway (between W. Broadway and W. 10th). Properties affected: 2531-2517 Cypress St. and 1900 to 1920 W. Broadway.

Geotechnical work on W. Broadway (Alder St. to Birch St.) (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on W. Broadway with work occurring in the middle two lanes April 23-30, 2021, from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.,  Monday to Saturday (revised timing).
  • Access will be maintained, including sidewalk access.
  • Parking along W. Broadway will be temporarily unavailable from Alder St. to Birch St.
  • The bus lane will not be in effect eastbound or westbound between Alder St. and Birch St. for the duration of the work.
  • See April 8 notice.

Geotechnical work on W. Broadway (Pine St. to Maple St.) (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on W. Broadway, Hours of work are Monday-Saturday, 7a.m.-5p.m., March 19-May 3, 2021. (revised timing)
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • Parking along W. Broadway will be temporarily unavailable from Pine St. to Maple St. during the work.
  • The bus lane will not be in effect eastbound or westbound between Pine St. and Maple St. for the duration of the work.
  • See April 14 and March 31, 2021 notice.

Geotechnical investigation W. Broadway (Oak St. to Alder St.) (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on W. Broadway with work occurring in the middle two lanes, March 22-30, 2021 from 7a.m.-5p.m., Monday-Saturday.
  • Access will be maintained, including sidewalk access.
  • Parking along W. Broadway will be temporarily unavailable from Oak St. to Alder St.
  • Westbound Transit temporarily relocated: Stop 50464.

Geotechnical work at Heather St. (W. Broadway to W. 10th Ave.) (click to view notice)

  • Hours of work are 7 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday, with work work starting as early as April 19 to April 24, 2021.
  • Heather St. will be closed to southbound vehicle traffic from W. Broadway to W. 10th. Access for cyclists will be maintained on Heather St.
  • Priority access for emergency response vehicles will be maintained.
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • Parking on both east and west sides of Heather St. from W. Broadway to W. 10th Ave. will be temporarily unavailable during the work.

Geotechnical work on W. Broadway (Oak St. to Heather St.) (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on W. Broadway with work occurring in the middle two lanes April 15-20, 2021 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
  • Access will be maintained, including sidewalk access.
  • Parking along W. Broadway will be temporarily unavailable from Heather St. to Oak St.
  • Eastbound transit temporarily relocated: Stop 50872, Stop 50873 and Stop 52099.

Geotechnical investigation W. Broadway (Alberta St. to Willow St.) (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on W. Broadway with work occurring in the middle two lanes, March 20-April 2, 2021 from 7a.m.-5p.m., Monday-Saturday.
  • Access will be maintained, including sidewalk access.
  • Parking along W. Broadway will be temporarily unavailable from Alberta St. to Willow St.
  • Westbound Transit temporarily relocated: Stop 50922 – west of Yukon St., Stops 58501 and 58269 – west of Cambie St., Stop 50925 – west of Ash St.
  • Eastbound Transit temporarily relocated: Stops 50875 and 52100 – east of Cambie St., Stops 50873 and 52099 – east of Willow St.

Broadway-City Hall – Geotechnical work on (Yukon St. to Cambie St.) (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on W. Broadway with work occurring in the middle two lanes on Saturday, May 1, 2021  from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (updated timing).
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • The sidewalk on the south side of W. Broadway may be temporarily unavailable during concurrent building demolition work.
  • Parking along W. Broadway will be temporarily unavailable from Alberta St. to Ash St. during the work.
  • See April 7 notice. 

Geotechnical investigation update – Mount Pleasant (click to view notice)

  • Traffic along East Broadway between Main St. and Brunswick St. will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. Hours of work are Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., March 30-April 3, 2021. (revised dates)
  • On-street parking may be limited temporarily in some areas.
  • Access to roads, properties, and businesses will be maintained along with sidewalk access.
  • Bus lane will no longer be in effect westbound between Main St. and Quebec St.
  • Updates from March 15, March 5February 27 and February 19, 2021 notices.

Geotechnical investigation W. Broadway (Manitoba St. to Quebec St.) (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on W. Broadway, March 16-29, 2021 from 7a.m.-5p.m., Monday-Saturday. (updated timing)
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • Parking along W. Broadway will be temporarily unavailable from Manitoba St. to Quebec St.
  • Westbound Stop 50920 – west of Ontario St. – will be will be temporarily relocated. Eastbound Stop 50878 – east of Ontario St. – will be will be temporarily relocated.
  • See March 9, 2021 notice.

Main St. sewer relocation April 26-May 2: night work (click to view)

  • Ongoing work includes 2 shifts (daytime and night time) to minimize traffic disruptions April 26-30, 2021.

Geotechnical investigation work in Mount Pleasant (Kingsway and E. Broadway) (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained northbound and three lanes of traffic will be maintained southbound on Kingsway with work occurring in the middle two lanes, April 20 to April 26, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
  • Access, including sidewalks will be maintained.
  • Parking on Kingsway (between E. 10th Ave. and E. 8th) will be unavailable for the duration of the work.

Geotechnical work on W. Broadway (Manitoba St. to Quebec St.) (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on W. Broadway with work occurring in the middle two lanes April 13-20, 2021, from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
  • Access will be maintained, including sidewalk access.
  • Parking along W. Broadway will be temporarily unavailable from Manitoba St. to Quebec St.
  • Westbound transit temporarily relocated: Stop 50920
  • Eastbound transit temporarily relocated: Stop 50878

Utilities investigation for sewer relocation (click to view notice)

  • Crews will be cutting through the asphalt to measure the location of existing utilities from April 12-16, 2021, 7 am.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (revised dates).
  • East 8th Avenue will be closed at Main Street for the first portion of work.
  • For the last portion of work, Southbound traffic on Main Street will be reduced to 2 lanes through the intersection of Main and Broadway -Main and East 8th Avenue.
  • See April 5, 2021 notice.

Earl Finning Way (click to view notice)

  • Geotechnical work is taking place on Earl Finning Way from January 4 through March 30, 2021 and will occur between 7am and 6pm weekdays.
  • Access to roads and properties will be maintained.
  • Street parking will be limited and noise may be noticeable from drilling exploration. We are working hard to minimize impacts, and thank you in advance for your patience.

Geophysical survey work at the future Great Northern Way – Emily Carr Station (click to view notice)

  • Public access to Thornton St., north of E. 1st St. will be limited for the duration of the work. Hours of work are Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 15 to April 30, 2021.
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • Intermittent thump or clunk sounds every 20 to 30 minutes for two to six hours during each day of work.
  • Access to the Central Valley Greenway will be intermittently limited for brief intervals (up to one minute) during some of the work.
  • Parking on Thornton St., north of E. 1st Ave. will be unavailable during the work in that area.

Site preparation work begins near the future Great Northern Way-Emily Carr Station (click to see notice)

  • Work includes the installation of fencing around the perimeter of the work site and the closure of some areas to prepare the site for construction of the elevated guideway, tunnel portal and future Great Northern Way–Emily Carr Station and tunnel boring machine assembly.
  • April 1 – The parking lot north of Emily Carr University of Art + Design will be closed and fenced off as part of the construction area.
  • April 8 – E. 1st Avenue north of Emily Carr University of Art + Design from the university’s loading bay west to the roundabout will be fenced and closed to the public.
  • April 12 – Thornton Street will be closed and fenced off between Great Northern Way and E. 1st Avenue.
  • The above closures will be in effect for the duration of Broadway Subway Project construction.

Sewer relocation near the future Mount Pleasant Station: Work scheduled for the week of April 19-23 (click to view notice)

  • For the week of April 19-23, the utilities investigation will continue in Segment 1 (please view notice) and preliminary works will start in Segment 3 (please view notice). Hours of work are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 19-April 23, 2021.
  • Work involves removing the asphalt and excavating soil with a hydrovac truck so that surveyors can measure the location and depth of the utilities in preparation for construction.
  • Expected noisy work resulting from the hydrovac excavation process.
  • Access for businesses and residents will be maintained.
  • Multiple traffic impacts, please view full notice.

Mount Pleasant Station Block (click to view updated notice)

  • Demolition of buildings in the following order: 142 E. Broadway, 124 E. Broadway, 2501 Main Street, 2509 Main Street. Work will start at the back of the buildings and move towards the front. Work occurs weekdays from 7 am to 3 pm from February 2 – March 31, 2021. (revised dates)
  • Street parking will be limited; signs will be installed in advance.
  • Sidewalks in front of the buildings may be periodically closed until work is complete.
  • Bus stop #50879 has been temporarily relocated one block east on Broadway and bus stop #50238 has been temporarily relocated one block north on Main.
  • Dates were updated from the original notice.

Oak-VGH demolition (click to view notice)

  • Crews are processing and hauling demolition debris March 29-April 9, 2021, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.  Noisy work will only occur 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.  Sidewalks and on-street parking will be available.
  • See March 12, March 5, 2021 notices.

Geotechnical work on W. Broadway (Birch St. to Granville St.) (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on W. Broadway, Hours of Work are Monday-Friday,  7 a.m.- 3 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., March 30 – April 10, 2021 (updated timing)
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • Street parking along W. Broadway will be temporarily unavailable from Birch St. to Granville St. during the work.
  • The bus lane will not be in effect eastbound or westbound between Birch St. and Granville St. for the duration of the work.
  • See March 26, 2021 notice.

Geotechnical investigation and utility confirmation work at Thornton St. and GNW(click to view notice)

  • A portion of Thornton St. on the west side (between Great Northern Way and E. 1st) and then the east side (between E. 1st Ave. and E. 1st Ave roundabout) will be closed to traffic. One lane for alternating traffic will be in effect. Hours of work are Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., March 22 to March 27, 2021
  • The curb/parking lane on the south side of Great Northern Way east of Brunswick St. will be unavailable for the duration of the work.
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • Parking on Thornton St. will be unavailable for the duration of the work.
  • Transit:
    • Stop 61684 – east of Brunswick will not be affected

Broadway-City Hall Station Block

  • Work began the week of December 7, 2020 and will take place over several months.
  • Phase One: removal of hazardous materials at 400, 450, and 456 West Broadway. Work occurs weekdays from 7 am to 3 pm for approximately 10 weeks, with minimal noise and impact to traffic expected.
  • Phase Two: removal of electrical and HVAC systems and demolition of interior walls.
  • Phase Three: full demolition of these buildings.

Great Northern Way Building Demolition (click to view notice)

  • Demolition of 525 Great Northern Way February 16 – March 26, 2021 (revised dates). Work will occur 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Work involves the use of an excavator and increased trucking over a short period of time. Trucks will use Thornton Street and Great Northern Way.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of East 1st Avenue adjacent to the building will be closed.

Work near the future Broadway–City Hall Station (Yukon St. to Columbia St.)

Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) will be working in the eastbound parking lane  between Yukon St. and Columbia St. on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Sidewalks on both sides will remain open and access will be maintained for residents and businesses.

Flow meter installation on E. 8th Avenue west of Main Street (click to view notice)

  • Work will occur 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., March 23, 2021.
  • The curb lane on the south side of E. 8th Avenue will be closed from the west side of the mid-block lane to Main Street.
  • Vehicles will not be allowed to turn south from E. 8th Avenue onto the mid-block lane.
  • Northbound vehicles will not be allowed to exit from the mid-block lane onto E. 8th Avenue
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.

Geotechnical investigation on Heather Street (click to view notice)

  • Heather St. will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8th Ave. to W. Broadway and closed to southbound vehicle traffic from W. Broadway to 10th Ave., March 9-13, 2021, Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Access for cyclists will be maintained on Heather St.
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • Parking on both east and west sides of Heather St. from 8th Ave. to 10th Ave. will be temporarily unavailable during the work.

Great Northern Way pre-location of utilities (click to view notice)

  • Pre-location of utilities will occur over 2 days, from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. (revised timing TBC)
  • This work involves cutting through the asphalt, removing the asphalt with an excavator, and removing soil with a hydrovac truck so that surveyors can measure the location and depth of the utilities in preparation for construction.
  • East 1st Avenue west of Carolina Street will be single lane alternating traffic, with no street parking for approximately one-third of the block. Please watch for crews and traffic control personnel.

Geotechnical investigation update – Oak to Laurel (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained eastbound on W. Broadway, with the HOV/curb lane closed from Oak St. to Laurel St., March 1-6, 2021 from 7a.m.-5p.m.
  • Access to roads, properties, and businesses will be maintained, as well as sidewalk access. Parking on W. Broadway between Oak St. and Laurel St. will be unavailable while work is being completed.

Geotechnical investigation update – Main Street at Broadway (click to view notice)

  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained southbound on Main St., with the curb lane closed from 8th Ave to 10th Ave., March 1-6, 2021 from 7a.m.-5p.m.
  • Access to roads, properties, and businesses will be maintained, as well as sidewalk access. Road parking along the west side of Main St. (8th Ave. to 10th Ave.) will be limited temporarily while work is being completed.

Baseline noise measurements – Phase 2 (click to view notice)

  • Placement of temporary noise monitors in the Broadway-City Hall, Oak-VGH and South Granville station blocks from Feb 16-Mar 5 (revised dates).
  • Work is complete at Arbutus.

Oak-VGH Station Block (click to view notice)

  • Work began the week of December 14, 2020 and will take place over several months.
  • Phase One: removal of hazardous materials at 906, 916, and 922 West Broadway. Work occurs weekdays from 7 am to 3 pm for approximately 8 weeks, with minimal noise and impact to traffic expected.
  • Phase Two: removal of electrical and HVAC systems and demolition of interior walls.
  • Phase Three: full demolition of these buildings.

Arbutus Station Block (click to view notice)

  • Work began February 1, 2021 and will take place over 2 months. *note updated start date
  • Phase One: removal of hazardous materials at 2097 West Broadway. Work occurs weekdays from 7 am to 3 pm for approximately 4 weeks, with minimal noise and impact to traffic expected.
  • Phase Two: removal of electrical and HVAC systems and demolition of interior walls.
  • Phase Three: full demolition.

Baseline noise measurements – Phase 1 (click to view notice)

  • Placement of temporary noise monitors in the Great Northern Way and Mount Pleasant station blocks from Feb 1-8

525 Great Northern Way (click to view notice)

  • The Broadway Subway Project Corporation began work on November 5, 2020 to remove hazardous materials at 525 Great Northern Way. Work occurs weekdays from 7 am to 3 pm and take approximately eight weeks. Once the first phase is completed, the second phase of work at this location will begin and focus on building demolition. Updates will be provided here to keep you informed so you can plan accordingly.

525 Great Northern Way fence installation (click to view notice)

  • On January 18, 2021 additional fencing was installed in preparation for construction.
  • The private lane between Thornton Street and the E. 1st Avenue roundabout near Emily Carr University of Art + Design is closed.
  • Primary road access to the university remains via Carolina St.

Broadway-City Hall Advance Utility Relocation

  • Weekend work is taking place on Saturdays (November 28-December 19, 2020) as well as Sunday January 17, 2021 at Cambie and West 10th Avenue. BC Hydro will be carrying out underground duct work at this location requiring temporary lane closures.
  • Two way traffic will be maintained along Cambie, with two lanes closed south bound along Cambie Street between Broadway and West 11th Avenue, where sidewalk access will also be restricted. 10th Avenue west of Cambie Street will also be closed, with access to parkades and driveways maintained for local traffic only via Ash Street.

Mount Pleasant Station Block (click to view notice)

  • The abatement and demolition of four buildings began November 25, 2020 and will take place over the next four months.
  • Phase One: removal of hazardous materials at 124-138 E. Broadway, 140-150 E. Broadway and 2501 Main Street. Work occurs weekdays from 7 am to 3 pm for approximately 8 weeks, with minimal noise and impact to traffic expected.
  • Phase Two: started at 2509 Main Street on November 30, 2020, to be followed by the other three buildings once the removal of hazardous materials is completed. Work includes the removal of electrical and HVAC systems and demolition of interior walls.
  • Phase Three: full demolition of all four buildings, anticipated to begin in early 2021.

Maple Street between W 8th and W 10th Avenues (click to view notice)

  • Underground utility surveying began the week of December 14, 2020 and occurred over 3 weekdays from 7am to 3pm.
  • Hydro vacuuming equipment was required and work was expected to be noisy.
  • Closed – Maple Street between West Broadway and the lane south of West 8th Avenue.
  • Closed – Maple Street between West Broadway and the lane north of West 10th Avenue.
  • Sidewalks and bus routes were not be affected.

Arbutus Greenway advance utility relocation

  • BC Hydro utility work is taking place on the overhead wires along Arbutus Greenway between 6th and 10th Avenue until November 30, 2020 during weekdays and weekends. You can expect a closure between 8th and 10th Avenue, where detoured traffic will be routed along 10th Avenue to Maple St. and along 8th Avenue. Two way traffic will be maintained along the detour for cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles. The Arbutus Greenway has a closure occur between 6th and 7th Avenue along the Greenway in the southbound lane. Greenway traffic will be reduced to one-way northbound traffic only between Maple and Cypress, with two way traffic along Cypress and 7th Avenue.

Arbutus and W 7th Ave

  • As part of BC Hydro’s utility relocation work, there will be repairs to sidewalks and roadways from Friday, November 13 through Tuesday November 17, 2020. Access to Arbutus St, West 7th Avenue, and West 8th Avenue will be restricted to local traffic only with traffic control personnel and construction signs in place to direct sidewalk users and vehicle traffic through the area. Please use caution and follow signs and directions of traffic control personnel.

September 25, 2020 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work will occur Sep 26-27 to remove overhead trolley wires along the Broadway corridor. Rolling center lane detours will occur along Broadway with most work happening at the intersections of Oak Street and Broadway, and addition work on Granville Street north of Broadway.

September 18, 2020 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work will occur Sep 19-20 to remove overhead trolley wires at the intersection of Broadway/Oak.

September 10, 2020 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work will occur Sep 12-13 to remove overhead trolley wires at the intersection of Broadway/Granville and Sep 19-20 at Broadway/Oak.

August 20, 2020 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work will occur Aug 22-23 to remove overhead trolley wires at the intersection of Broadway/Granville.

July 30, 2020 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work will occur Aug 1-2 to remove overhead trolley wires at the intersection of Broadway/Cambie.

July 23, 2020 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work will occur July 25-26 to remove overhead trolley wires at the intersection of Broadway/Arbutus.

July 16, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

BC Hydro work is expected to be ongoing until the end of August on Arbutus between W. 7th Avenue and W. 8th Avenue, and on 7th between Arbutus and the Greenway.

July 8, 2020 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work will occur July 11-12 to remove overhead trolley wires at the intersection of Broadway/Main.

July 3, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

TELUS utility work is continuing this month between 7th and 10th Avenues, and Fir and Birch Streets, with crews working intermittently weekdays and weekends from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am. Please use caution, and follow signs and the directions of traffic control personnel. TELUS customers who will experience service disruption have been notified.

June 23, 2020 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project 

Between July 1 and September 30, 2020, sections of overhead trolley wires will be removed along Broadway at the following intersections near future subway stations:  Main Street, Cambie Street, Oak Street, Granville Street and Arbutus Street.  As construction schedules are confirmed, updates will be posted here.

June 19, 2020 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work will occur June 20-21 on Cambie Street from 10th Avenue to W. Broadway, including the intersection of Broadway/Cambie.

May 26, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

BC Hydro work is continuing on Arbutus between W. 7th Avenue and W. 10th Avenue, and is anticipated to be crossing W. Broadway on the weekend of May 30 (continuing on the weekend of June 6, if required). Two-way traffic will be maintained, with temporary lane closures in effect. Work on Arbutus Street at 8th Avenue is anticipated in June, as well as some work adjacent to the Arbutus Greenway near 7th Avenue and 10th Avenue.

May 13, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation 

Between May 14 and June 1, 2020, TELUS will be undertaking underground infrastructure work between Cypress Street and Burrard Street on W. Broadway. It is anticipated that work will be taking place mostly in the westbound traffic lane. Please follow the directions of on-site signage and traffic control personnel.

May 4, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation 

During the weeks of May 11 and May 18, 2020, BC Hydro will begin work on W. 7th Ave. between the Arbutus Greenway and Arbutus Street, and continue on Arbutus Street between W. 7th Ave. and W. Broadway. Please note the timing of work and associated impacts are subject to change; road and sidewalk users are asked to follow the direction of on-site signage and traffic control personnel regarding traffic pattern changes. See April 20, 2020 notice for more information.

April 20, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation 

Beginning the week of May 11, 2020 through July 2020, BC Hydro will be undertaking work on Arbutus Street between W. 10th Avenue and W. 7th Avenue, to relocate BC Hydro infrastructure from above the Arbutus Greenway to underground along Arbutus Street.

April 3, 2020 – Manhole Inspection and Survey

On Monday, April 6, inspection and survey work will be undertaken in a manhole located at St. George Street and E. 8th Avenue (northeast corner in sidewalk), and at 288 E. 8th Avenue (in driveway). Due to safety considerations, the work at these locations is anticipated to be undertaken between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

March 24, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

On Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27, crews will be working across Cambie Street at W. 10th Avenue. Two southbound lanes and one northbound lane will be open on Cambie Street at this location while this work is underway.

March 19, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

Work is continuing on 10th Avenue at Cambie Street. Work crossing Cambie Street will continue on Saturday, March 28 and Saturday, April 4.

March 16, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

Between March 27 and April 10, 2020, crews will be working near the intersection of E. 8th Avenue and Brunswick Street. Pedestrian and vehicle access will be maintained while work is underway, and some parking and traffic restrictions are anticipated. Please follow the direction of on-site signage and traffic control personnel.

March 11, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

On Saturday, March 14, crews will be working across W. Broadway on Hemlock Street. This work is being undertaken on the weekend and in stages to minimize disruption to traffic. Two-way traffic and movement of buses will be maintained on Broadway, as well as access to businesses.

March 11, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

During the weeks of March 9 and March 16, crews are continuing to work on W. 10th Avenue, east of Cambie Street. On the weekend of March 14, crews will be working across Cambie Street on W. 10th Avenue. Work crossing Cambie Street is continuing on the weekend to minimize disruption to traffic.

February 29 – March 1 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work will occur on Macdonald between 4th Avenue and Broadway.

February 26, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

UPDATE: Work crossing Cambie Street on W. 10th Avenue is now anticipated to take place on the weekend of February 29, and continue on the weekend of March 7. Work on W. 10th Avenue (east of Cambie Street) is anticipated to begin on Monday, March 2.

February 26, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

During the weeks of March 2 and 9, crews will be working on 8th Avenue between Granville Street and Hemlock Street, and temporary parking restrictions will be in effect in this block of W. 8th Avenue. Beginning March 2, laneway access on the south side of 8th Avenue (east of Granville Street) will be temporarily restricted.

February 24, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

Crews are currently working northbound on Hemlock Street between 10th Avenue and 8th Avenue. On the weekend of Saturday, February 29 and Sunday March 1, crews are anticipated to be crossing W. Broadway at Hemlock St. This work will be undertaken in stages to maintain two-way traffic flow on Broadway. The City of Vancouver has granted a noise by-law exemption permit for this work on Sunday, March 1 from 7:00AM to 5:00PM. Please note the timing of this work is subject to change; refer to on-site signage and traffic control personnel.

February 22-23, 2020 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work will occur on Macdonald between 4th Avenue and Broadway.

February 20, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

Crews are currently working on Ash Street between W. 8th Avenue and W. Broadway. Temporary lane closures and detours are in effect in this area. On the weekend of February 22 and 23, it is anticipated that crews will be crossing W. Broadway on Ash Street, resulting in temporary lane closures on Broadway. Work will be undertaken in stages to maintain two-way traffic flow and movement of buses. The City of Vancouver has granted a noise by-law exemption permit for this work on Sunday, February 23, from 7:00AM to 8:00 PM. Please note the timing of this work is subject to change; refer to on-site signage and traffic control personnel.

February 10, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation 

Crews are currently working on the south side of W. 8th Avenue, between Cambie Street and Ash Street. In order to minimize disruption to commercial and residential building access, temporary night work will be undertaken to cross the parkade and loading bay driveways. Night work is anticipated to take place from February 11 to February 14, between 8:00 PM and 7:00 AM under a City of Vancouver noise by-law exemption permit. (For more information, please refer to the notice dated December 30, 2019).

February 10, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

Utility relocation work is continuing in the South Granville area, and crews are currently working on West 10th Avenue between Granville Street and Hemlock Street. Crews are anticipated to continue northbound on Hemlock Street during the week of February 17, and working across West Broadway over the weekend of February 22/23 (please note timing is subject to change). This early work is required to facilitate the construction of a new PCI Developments building at the corner of South Granville and Broadway, which will incorporate the new South Granville subway station. For more information about PCI’s development, please visit www.pci-group.com.

February 7, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation 

On the weekend of February 8/9, it is anticipated that crews will be crossing W. Broadway at Ash Street, resulting in temporary lane closures on Broadway. Work will be undertaken in stages to maintain traffic flow in both directions. Please note the timing of this work is subject to change.

January 21, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation 

Temporary night work will be undertaken on W. 8th Avenue between Cambie Street and Ash Street, in order to minimize disruption to commercial and residential building access. Currently, crews are working in the intersection of Cambie Street and W. 8th Avenue. Once work in the intersection is complete (anticipated during the week of January 27), crews will begin moving west on the south side of W. 8th Avenue, towards Ash Street. (For more information, please refer to the notice dated December 30, 2019).

January 21, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation 

During the weekends of January 24/25 and February 1/2, it is anticipated that crews will be crossing W. Broadway at Ash Street, resulting in temporary lane closures on Broadway. Work will be undertaken in stages to maintain traffic flow, and is anticipated to take place on the south side of Broadway (eastbound lanes) on January 24 and 25, and on the north side of Broadway (westbound lanes) on February 1 and 2. Please note the timing of this work is subject to change.

January 13, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

Beginning the week of January 13 through March 2020, utility relocation work will be taking place in the South Granville area. This early work is required to facilitate the construction of a new PCI Developments building at the corner of South Granville and Broadway, which will incorporate the new South Granville subway station. Work will begin on West 10th Avenue to the east of Granville Street, and move north on Hemlock Street and then west on W 8th Avenue. The Broadway Subway Project and PCI Developments are coordinating these works to minimize disruption. For more information about PCI’s development, please visit www.pci-group.com.

January 7, 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

Work is continuing northbound on Ash Street from W. 10th Avenue towards West Broadway. Please refer to traffic control personnel and temporary directional signage on site.

December 30, 2019 – Advance Utility Relocation

Beginning the first week of January 2020, work is anticipated at the intersection of W. 8th Avenue and Cambie Street. Following work at the intersection in January, crews will move west along W. 8th Avenue in segments towards Ash Street. Please refer to traffic control personnel and temporary directional signage on site.

December 23, 2019 – Advance Utility Relocation

Work is anticipated to continue at the intersection of W. 10th Avenue and Ash Street December 23 and 24. Please refer to traffic control personnel and temporary directional signage on site.

December 16-20, 2019 – Advance Utility Relocation

Work is anticipated at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Cambie Street during the week of December 16, 2019.

December 14-15, 2019 – Trolley Wire Relocation Project

Weekend work will occur at the intersection of 12th Avenue and Oak Street

December 2019 through March 2020 – Advance Utility Relocation

Between December 2019 and March 2020, early construction work will be taking place in the Cambie Street and W. Broadway area to relocate telecommunications infrastructure.

December 10, 2019 – Advance Utility Relocation

In December 2019, work is continuing along W. 10th Avenue between Cambie Street and Ash Street , and on Ash St. between 10th Avenue and W. Broadway. Business and residential access will be maintained, and temporary closures and detours will be in effect. Please refer to temporary directional signage and traffic control personnel for information about detours while this work is underway.

December 2, 2019 – Advance Utility Relocation

Beginning December 2, 2019, crews will be working on W. 10th Ave., west of Cambie Street and moving west towards Ash Street over the following weeks. Access for cyclists and pedestrians will be maintained, as well as residential and business access. While this work is underway, W. 10th Avenue between Cambie Street and Ash Street will be open to local vehicle traffic only.

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 Street 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, 2019 – Archaeology 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.