26 August 2017 0 Comments Posted By : Administrator

Major weekend road closures for Vancouver due to filming, construction

There will be a number of major road closures in Vancouver in the last remaining weekends of summer due to construction and filming. 

They include full road closures well into the afternoon and evening for major downtown routes for the weekend of Aug. 26 and Labour Day weekend on the following routes.

Saturday, August 26:

  •  4am to 1pm PT: full road closure of West Georgia Street from West Pender to Seymour.

Sunday, August 27:

  • 1pm to 9pm: full road closure of West Hastings from Bute to Howe.

Saturday, September 2:

  • 4am to 1pm: full road closure of West Georgia from Pender to Seymour.
  • 1pm to 9pm: full road closure of West Hastings from Bute to Howe.

Sunday, September 3:

  • 4am to 1pm: full road closure of West Georgia from Pender to Seymour.
  • 1pm to 9pm: full road closure of West Hastings from Bute to Howe.

Monday, September 4:

  • 1pm to 9pm: full road closure of West Hastings from Bute to Howe.

In order to facilitate traffic alternatives, the City of Vancouver will be clearing parking along a number of arterial routes, including parts of Howe, Pender, Seymour, and Thurlow streets.

Although the closures are rumoured to be for the filming of Ryan Reynold's Deadpool 2, there are a number of major Hollywood projects currently being filmed in the city including Richard Says Goodbye starring Johnny Depp, and Skyscraper, an action film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Burrard Bridge upgrade

The city also says there will be major road closures in the weeks ahead due to construction, particularly the Burrard Bridge upgrade project, where crews will be paving the area over the next two weekends.

The closures include the following.

Sunday, August 27:

  • 7am to 6pm: one lane each direction on Burrard Street will be retained from the Burrard Bridge deck to Drake Street. 
  • 1pm to 7pm: full road closure of Pacific from Thurlow to Hornby streets.

Saturday, September 2 – Sunday, September 3:

  • 2am to 8am: full closure of the Burrard and Pacific Intersection, Pacific from Thurlow to Hornby, and Burrard Bridge.
  • 8am to 2pm: followed by a northbound closure along Burrard Street from Cornwall to Drake.

Monday, September 4:

  • 7am to 2pm: full road closure of Pacific Street from Burrard to Thurlow.

The city encourages motorists to use the Granville Bridge as an alternative to Burrard Bridge and to follow directions on changeable message boards and public signage. It says local access for residents will be maintained.

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