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Acclaimed Canadian artist Gordon Smith donates personal art collection to West Vancouver Museum

One of Canada’s most recognized and respected artists, Gordon Smith, has donated his personal art collection to the West Vancouver Museum.Read More

Council Briefs - February 23

Council passed three motions at the special Council Meeting on Housing BulkRead More

Port Metro Vancouver seeks District of West Vancouver residents for waterfront liaison committee

Port Metro Vancouver is busier than ever before, and District of West Vancouver residents with relevant expertise can help shape port and waterfront issues.Read More

News Bites for February 11

Take a bite of District news.Read More

Metro Vancouver's food scraps ban now in effect

Businesses and multi-family residential buildings will need to develop a plan to separate food scraps from garbage by June 30, 2015Read More

Construction Updates

Retaining Wall Stabilization on Marine Drive

Retaining wall stabilization work at the 6600, 5500 and 5200 blocks of Marine Drive is underway. There will be lane and sidewalk closures, resulting in single lane alternating traffic. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, February 23 and will take approximately 6 weeks.

Marine Drive details

Burley Drive from Inglewood to Kings

Burley Drive will remain open to thru-traffic, but there will be periodic lane closures and some times when vehicle access is restricted. No on-street parking is allowed on Burley or Inglewood during construction. Repaving work is scheduled to begin mid-February and will take approximately 4 weeks, depending on weather.

Burley Drive details

Marine Drive at 25th Street

There will be some restricted access for vehicles and pedestrians during construction. Sidewalk and repaving work is scheduled to begin March 2 and should take approximately 2 weeks.

Marine & 25th details

4400 & 4500 block Keith Road

Utilities work will begin the week of February 16 and take approximately 18 weeks. Keith Road will remain open during construction, but there will be times when vehicle access will be restricted. 

Keith Road details

Queens Avenue & 21st Street Roadwork (Phase 2)

Utilities work on 2100 block Queens Ave will begin the week of March 2. Construction in the area is expected to continue until mid-September.

2100 block Queens Ave will be closed to thru-traffic during construction. 21st Street will remain open, but vehicle access will be restricted at times. A traffic control person will be onsite during construction hours (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Queens & 21st details

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure —  Improvements to Lions Gate Bridge North Approach — Project Update for January 19, 2015

In response to noise concerns from local residents and the Squamish Nation, the Ministry will adjust the schedule for nighttime work for the remaining 4-5 weeks of construction. Lane closures will now start at 7 p.m. instead of 10 p.m. and noisy work will take place only until midnight. This will require an additional two to three weeks of work and construction is now estimated to be complete by mid February.

Traffic delays are expected as a result of the changed work schedule. The Ministry will install road signs, actively monitor traffic volumes and avoid work during special event evenings to minimize traffic disruption as much as possible. The Ministry will also issue a notice to traffic reporters and will keep the Drive BC and project websites current. This change also requires daytime closures  of the bridge and viaduct sidewalks. Only one sidewalk will be closed at any given time.  Detour signs will be posted to direct cyclists and pedestrians to the open sidewalk so that they can continue to use the bridge at all times. 

These changes are in keeping with the Ministry's adaptive management approach to noise and traffic mitigation. Drivers are also advised that this work will require the use of temporary road plates. These plates are safe for use on heavily travelled surfaces and efforts are being made to ensure a smooth transition for mototrists as they cross over the plates; however all travellers are encouraged to drive with caution and watch for road signs indicating "Bump Ahead".

During regular business hours, residents can contact the Project Information Office at 604-527-3103 or by email at LionsGateBridge@gov.bc.ca. With noise concerns during evening hours, please call Mr. Peter Chiu at 604-838-0764.

Background: The provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is undertaking Improvements to the Lions Gate Bridge North Approach Viaduct beginning in July 2014. Deck joints and bearings on the North Approach Viaduct – the elevated roadway  connecting Marine Drive to the suspension bridge – are reaching the end of their useful life. 

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