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Current Closures & Obstructions

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Current Closures & Obstructions

Gilmore Avenue and Central Valley Greenway Rehabilitation

The City of Burnaby is undertaking a major road and urban trail rehabilitation project on Gilmore Avenue and the Central Valley Greenway. Closures and detours will be required to accommodate the work in August and September. The project area includes Gilmore Avenue (and the adjacent urban trail) between Dawson Street and the CN Rail crossing at Still Creek Avenue, and a section of Central Valley Greenway east of Gilmore.

Construction will begin in August and conclude by the end of the year.

Due to the nature of roadwork taking place adjacent to CN Rail tracks, concrete must be poured evenly across all lanes of traffic at the same time. As a result, Gilmore Avenue and the Central Valley Greenway on the west side of Gilmore Avenue will be closed to all traffic in both directions beginning mid-August. Pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be able to use the west Central Valley Greenway between Dawson Street and Still Creek Avenue. The sidewalk on the east will remain closed until Friday, August 21.

During this period, approximately 600 metres of the Central Valley Greenway east of Gilmore will also be closed for rehabilitation. Signage will be posted to assist cyclists to detour along Still Creek Drive.

Upon completion of this phase of construction in September, Gilmore Avenue will accommodate single lane traffic in both directions until the end of construction, and the closed section of Central Valley Greenway will re-open. 

Paving on Highway 1

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has scheduled paving work along Highway 1. The scope of work includes both the eastbound and westbound lanes just east of Willingdon Avenue Interchange to just east of Gaglardi Way Interchange. The work is scheduled to start during the last week in May, and is to be complete by September 30. All work is scheduled to take place during the hours of 11pm to 6am, when traffic volumes are reduced on the highway. Temporary detours will be required when on and off ramps are closed. 

Central Park Water Main - Maywood Section

Metro Vancouver is replacing the aging Central Park Water Main in three sections. Construction of the first phase began in fall 2019 on Maywood Street, from Patterson Avenue to Telford Avenue. This section is approximately 500 metres long, with constructed expected to finish in fall 2020. Residential driveways and parking areas may be restricted at times during construction. Please follow signs for detour routes and alternate parking areas. Learn more about this project »

Central Park Water Main - Salisbury/18th Section

Metro Vancouver is replacing the aging Central Park Water Main in three sections. The second phase of the project will start at Elwell Street and head south to 10th Avenue. This section is approximately three kilometres long, running primarily along Salisbury Avenue and 18th Street. Construction will take place from fall 2020 to summer 2022. There may be times when access to residential driveways and parking areas will be restricted due to construction work. Learn more about this project »

Douglas Road Water Main

Metro Vancouver is replacing the Douglas Road Water Main to continue delivering clean, safe drinking water to the region. One of the final phases of the project is now under construction in North Burnaby. This section is approximately two kilometres long and is located along McGill Street, North Rosser Avenue and Albert Street. To accommodate the work, there will be a temporary road closure along Eton Street from North Madison Avenue to North Rosser Avenue until spring 2020. Metro Vancouver will notify residents of other road closures in advance. Please follow detour route signs and directions of traffic control personnel. Construction is expected to end in summer 2020. Learn more about this project »

Infrastructure Capital Plan

Learn about the improvements and construction planned for Burnaby roads, water, sewers, drainage and lighting. Take a tour of the different projects around the city! 2020 Construction »

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