BCIT campuses are occasionally impacted by traffic events which restrict the regular accessibility to the parking lots. In an effort to minimize the delays BCIT provides alternative routes and directions to our commuter community.
The City of Vancouver has designated Dunsmuir Street as a designated bike lane route. This designation prohibits motor vehicles making a right hand turn from Dunsmuir to Seymour. Commuters need to plan ahead. A recommended alternative is to turn south off Dunsmuir to West Georgia and then complete your right hand turn onto Seymour Street from West Georgia.
Designated streets permitting south bound traffic are:
- Cambie Street
- Hamilton Street
- Richard Street
July 19-22 Weekend Special Notice
Motorists are advised that between July 19 at 8 p.m. and July 22 at 5 a.m., the intersection of Still Creek Avenue and Willingdon Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction. This work is required for crews to complete the approach to the widened six lane bridge over Still Creek. This intersection is well north of BCIT but traffic patterns near BCIT will be effected. Please allow extra time to access the campus.
Drivers can expect delays during these lane reductions and are encouraged to access the area by using alternate routes.
Willingdon pass construction
The Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement (PMH1) Project next traffic pattern changes will come into effect at the Willingdon Avenue Interchange in Burnaby, (weather dependent this could occur on the weekend of June 2 to 3).
All Willingdon Avenue traffic will shift to the new overpass, east of the existing structure. This shift will change the location of the Highway 1 on- and off-ramps at this interchange. The changes will allow for the continued construction of a new interchange at this location.
The attached construction bulletin provides more information, including a detailed diagram on page two illustrating the traffic pattern changes:
- Willingdon Ave Interchange Update - June 1, 2012 [PDF]
The attached construction bulletin provides more information, including a detailed diagram on page two illustrating the traffic pattern changes. Traffic Pattern and Pedestrian Access Changes - Willingdon Avenue
Improvements to the Willingdon Avenue Interchange will begin on Friday, July 23, 2010 starting with changes to the Highway 1 westbound off-ramp and the east sidewalk of the Willingdon overpass.
These traffic pattern changes are required for crews to safely build a new overpass and improve safety for motorists exiting and accessing Highway 1. This change will be in place for approximately one year.
Starting Friday, July 23, all pedestrians will use the west side of the Willingdon Avenue overpass as the east sidewalk will be closed for construction.
- There are pedestrian crossings at Canada Way and Willingdon AVenue to the south, and Dawson Street and Willingdon Avenue to the north.
- Pedestrians wishing to travel to or from the businesses on Still Creek AVenue can use the staircases at Eastbrook Parkway to access the area
- Pedestrians wishing to travel to or from the businesses on Still Creek Avenue and requiring wheelchair or stroller access will use Still Creek Drive.
Lanes will be reduced slightly in width in both directions on the overpass to allow room for work to take place.
Cyclists may wish to consider dismounting and using the west sidewalk as traffic lanes will be more narrow.
Starting Tuesday, August 3, 2010, the existing westbound off-ramp to Willingdon Avenue north will be closed.
- Motorists wishing to travel northbound on Willingdon Avenue from Highway 1 westbound will use the existing Willingdon Avenue South exit, which will be reconfigured to accommodate this traffic.
- The existing traffic signal at the intersection of the westbound off-ramp and Willingdon Avenue will be upgraded to allow for northbound traffic to turn left.
- Southbound traffic will turn right.
- The upgraded traffic signal will also apply to northbound through-traffic.
All changes will be well signed. Please exercise caution and watch for and obey the new signals in this area.
Summer 2010 - Update - Port Mann/Hwy 1 Improvement Project