A key goal of the PMH1 Project is to improve cycling connections throughout Metro Vancouver. Cycling facilities will be included as part of the interchange upgrades to increase opportunities for cyclists to cross the highway, to enhance connections to the regional cycling network and to provide access over the Port Mann Bridge.
During construction, the contractor is required to maintain existing pedestrian and cycling facilities. If construction activity requires the rerouting of cyclists or pedestrians, those changes must be well signed. Current cycling and pedestrian closures can be found here. A number of improvements are planned for cyclists and pedestrians in the Vancouver-Burnaby area.
GRANDVIEW HIGHWAY AND BOUNDARY ROAD AREAS
- Pre-existing sidewalks will be maintained.
- There will be a 1.8m sidewalk on the west side of Boundary Road.
- The east side sidewalk on Boundary Road is temporary closed, with pedestrians and cyclists detoured to the west side of Boundary Road as crews carry out construction to the east side of the Highway 1 overpass beginning January 2011.
- After work on the east side is complete, pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured to the east side and construction of the west side of the Highway 1 overpass will begin.
- There will be 3.5m multi-use path on the east side and a 1.8m sidewalk on the west side.
- Cyclists will benefit from a 1.5m cycle lane on the west side.
- Commuter cyclists will have a 1m shoulder on the east side.
- The sidewalk on the east side was closed as of August 2010.
- Pedestrians and cyclists have been detoured to the west side of the Willingdon Avenue overpass.
- Partial demolition of the existing structure on east side began in January 2011.
- A new multi-use path will open on the east side of the Willingdon Avenue overpass in April 2012 and pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured to the east side of the bridge. Traffic will also switch to the east side of the structure to allow crews to begin demolition of the west side of the structure.
- There will be a 3.5m multi-use path on the east side of Sprott Street and a 1.5m cycle lane on the west side of Sprott Street.
- Additionally, there will be a 1m shoulder on the east side of Sprott Street.
- During fall 2009, there was a partial demolition of the east side of the Sprott Street structure and pedestrians and cyclists were detoured to the west side
- Once that work is complete, crews will begin construction on the west side of the structure and traffic will be shifted to the east side. Pedestrians and cyclists will also be detoured to the east side.
- The new Sprott Street overpass will be complete in summer 2012.
- There will be a 4m multi-use path on the west side of Kensington Avenue and a 1.5m cycle lane on the east side.
- Additionally, there will be a 1m shoulder on the west side for experienced commuter cyclists.
- As part of the Project’s agreement with the City of Burnaby there will be a 3.0m boulevard between the multi-use path and the travel lane south of Highway 1.
- The new overpass is being constructed on the east side of the existing overpass.
- The existing multi-use path on the west side of the structure has been maintained during construction.
- The new Kensington Avenue structure is scheduled for November 2012.