10th Avenue construction begins November 6
The City of Vancouver’s 10th Avenue Corridor Project is set to begin Monday, November 6. Access to all health facilities will be maintained throughout the project; however, construction of street safety improvements will affect commuters using West 10th Avenue between Oak and Cambie.
- November 6, 2017 to June 2018
- Monday to Friday: 7 am – 5:30 pm (when necessary, up to 8 pm on weekdays and/or on weekends)
Traffic control personnel will be on-site to help commuters reach their destination and locate suitable parking, when needed.
If you’re driving
- 10th Avenue will be one-way eastbound from Oak Street to Willow Street.
- Partial street closures will be required as work progresses.
If you’re walking or cycling
- The street will remain open at all times for pedestrians and cyclists.
- At select times, cyclists will be asked to dismount in the construction area.
The project is designed to improve patient safety and access, while improving the safety, comfort and accessibility for all modes of transportation along 10th Avenue. Key safety improvements include:
- enhanced pick-up and drop-off areas for patients and clients, including 12 new passenger-loading zone and vehicle-staging spaces
- 10 new disability parking spaces
- raised crosswalks and intersections
- measures to separate road users
- enhanced lighting and wayfinding
In other transportation news
If you’re working on the VGH campus on Saturday, November 4, please note that 10th Avenue between Oak and Laurel will be closed to vehicles from 7:30 am to 3 pm. During the closure, alternating bike traffic and pedestrian access will be maintained when it’s safe to do so.
The road closure is necessary to protect everyone’s safety while work is underway to install a new cooling tower at the Jack Bell Research Centre.
- Visit: Vancouver.ca/10th-Ave-Health-Precinct
- Phone: 3-1-1