Notice: Construction on Commissioner Street Overpass in Vancouver

June 15, 2018

Please note that work to repave the Commissioner Street Overpass is scheduled to start the week of June 18, weather permitting, and planned to take place for roughly 10 days. Below are project details:

Project overview:

The repaving of the Commissioner Street Overpass is part of the port authority’s multi-year pavement management program. The project consists of asphalt milling and paving, the removal and replacement of an existing asphalt waterproofing system, and the application of thermoplastic pavement markings to the Commissioner Street Overpass.

Construction times:

Construction update (June 29, 2018): Due to constraints caused by weather, work to repave the Commissioner Street overpass will continue through the week of July 2. Dependent on weather, we expect two-way traffic to resume by Friday, July 6.

As the work is weather dependent, construction times may vary. It is expected to last for 10 days beginning the week of June 18. Below are the anticipated construction times:

  • Monday to Friday – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Noise and light impacts:

There will be some noise from milling, waterproofing and removing debris. Light and noise impacts can be expected during evening shifts, and contractors will aim to minimize these impacts on neighbours by working as efficiently as possible. Portable lights will provide lighting for evening shifts, and we be faced east away from residences whenever possible.

Overpass usage for pedestrian and cyclists during construction:

One sidewalk on the overpass will remain open. Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use the sidewalks for east/west travel. Traffic management personnel will be available to ensure pedestrian and cyclist safety.

Overpass usage for vehicles during construction: During construction, signage and flaggers will be in place.

Drivers coming to New Brighton Park

  • Drivers coming to New Brighton Park should park on Wall Street in the designated parking area shown in red. They can then follow the walking path marked in blue to enter the park.
  • Drivers can exit directly onto McGill Street rather than being detoured to the Clark Street overpass.

Drivers wishing to exit port lands using the Commissioner Street Overpass

  • During construction, vehicles will only have single lane one-way access into the port northbound from McGill Street.
  • Commissioner Street will be closed as an exit. The detour route will be west along Commissioner Street exiting out at Clark Drive.
  • Exiting port lands will require passing through a vehicle access gate checkpoint. Drivers will be required to show a valid driver’s license.

For questions or further information about the project, please contact:

Tanya Howes, Communications Advisor
[email protected]