Queens Avenue road and sidewalk improvement project

Update: August 15

Queens Avenue, between 15th and 19th Streets, will be open to local traffic only from August 16–30 for paving. 

Detours will be in place, and traffic control personnel will be on-site to direct traffic during the work.

The Queens shuttle bus (#251) will be detoured until mid-September. Details on bus detour.
 



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.

Background

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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