Queens Avenue road and sidewalk improvement project

The District will be completing intersection improvements on 15th Street and Queens Avenue in addition to road improvements on 15th Street between Queens Avenue and Palmerston Avenue.

Construction is planned to begin during the week of November 12 and progress throughout the month of November.

The improvements on 15th Street will include the following:

  • new asphalt pavement surface
  • concrete sidewalk re-construction on the east side of 15th Street between Queens Avenue and Palmerston Avenue to accommodate road widening
  • installation of a dedicated northbound left-turn lane at 15th Street and Queens Avenue
  • pedestrian improvements including crosswalk markings and concrete letdowns

Due to the time of year, construction is greatly dependent on weather conditions and contractor availability.

Due to the busy traffic volumes on 15th Street, construction is planned to occur during daytime off-peak hours and overnight. Details on portions of work that may require overnight construction will be provided in subsequent notification.

Traffic control personnel will be on-site to direct traffic during the work. District staff and site personnel will regularly monitor traffic impacts to minimize disruptions.


 

Background

In 2018, the District identified Queens Avenue, between 15th and 19th Streets, as an area that was in need of road and sidewalk improvements.

Construction of these improvements is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 29, subject to weather conditions and contractor availability.

Road and sidewalk improvements on this protion of Queens Avenue (between 15th and 19th Streets) is Phase 3 of improvements in the Queens corridor.

Previous improvements were completed on Queens Avenue between 19th and 21st Streets (Phase 1) in 2014, and on Queens Avenue betweeen 21st and 22nd Streets (Phase 2) in 2015.

PROJECT DETAILS

The following improvements are included in the scope of this project:

  • new road surfacing 
  • new concrete sidewalks on the north side of Queens Avenue with landscape restoration
  • new curb and gutter installation
  • bus stop upgrades to improve accessibility
  • storm water management and drainage improvements

Existing paved and gravel parking areas adjacent to Queens Avenue on the south side will be maintained.

Trimming and removal of existing vegetation will be necessary in some locations.

Additional project upgrades in this area include:

  • new left-turn lane on 15th Street northbound to access Queens Avenue
  • pedestrian improvements at the intersection of 15th Street and Queens Avenue

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Construction of these improvements is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 29, subject to weather conditions and contractor availability. 

Construction is scheduled to take place in August and September.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

Traffic delays are to be expected while construction is in progress.

Queens Avenue will be open to local traffic.

Single-lane alternating traffic on Queens Avenue will be required to accommodate the first phase of work to install a concrete sidewalk and complete underground work.

For the next phase, Queens Avenue will be open to local traffic only during paving. Detours will be in place, and traffic control personnel will be on-site to direct traffic during the work.

Hours of construction will be between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Details and updates on construction timelines and traffic impacts will be on this webpage and the traffic bulletin.

contact

Gurinder Jaswal
Transportation Design Engineer

604-925-7028

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