Traffic Events

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.

Burnaby Campus

Goard Way Infrastructure Renewal Project

Goard Way houses significant underground utilities connections that service the southern half of the Burnaby Campus. BC Hydro feeder lines run from Willingdon Avenue to the existing receiving stations located on the south side of Goard Way, adjacent to Building SE2. Both the feeder lines and the receiving station are approximately 50 years old and have reached the end of serviceable life.

The primary objective for this project is to replace the main BC Hydro feeder, receiving station, and substations. The secondary objective for this project is renewal of end of serviceable life storm and water services running under Goard Way, parallel with the electrical services.

The project is scheduled from November 2014 to October 2015. During this period project updates will be provided to the BCIT community.

Goard Way Construction Notice [PDF]

Goard Way Delivery Notice [PDF]

Goard Way Emergency Access Notice [PDF]

Construction Schedule

Continuing work:

Goard Way between Student Parking Lot A and B will be closed for ongoing work associated with the installation of manholes and electrical duct bank connections.

Starting January 10, 2015

  1. Cut-in (hot tap) valves, recently installed in various areas of the existing water main along Goard Way, will be tested. On Saturday, January 10th, domestic water will be shut off in Buildings SE01, SE04, and SW01. Please be advised that water campus-wide may have higher turbidity levels than usual once valves are reopened, which will be monitored to ensure safety.
  2. Area north of Goard Way between Willingdon Ave. and White Ave. will be closed. Minimal impact to pedestrian traffic expected.
  3. Work on Goard Way, directly north of building SE2 (Student Association/Campus Centre) will commence. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic will be impacted. Temporary fencing will be installed, with signage and flag person clearly indicating safe travel routes.
  4. Area south of SE4 will be closed for new substation preparatory work. Road traffic and access to SE4 will not be impacted.

Downtown campus

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: