VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – If you drive on Lougheed Highway near Brentwood Mall, you may have noticed a change to all those road closures that have been in place for a couple of months.
Some of the lane closures near Brentwood Mall are done. FortisBC has wrapped up gas line upgrades between Madison and Delta Avenues, and re-opened Lougheed Highway between Madison and Delta Avenues. All lane closures in that stretch will be gone by the end day Wednesday.
#FortisBCUpgrades are underway in #Vancouver and #Burnaby. Road & lane closures are needed to complete our gas line construction safely and quickly. Avoid #traffic delays. Get the latest lane closure updates: https://t.co/N35El1Y5u2 @CityofVancouver @CityofBurnaby pic.twitter.com/VIMFlrgteQ
— FortisBC (@FortisBC) October 2, 2018
The utility has been doing gas line upgrades along a huge stretch of the roadway, so you expect delays for a few more weeks.
There are still going to be some closures between Delta and Holdom Avenues. Traffic from Delta to Holdom will be shifted to the south side of the street, and down to one lane in each direction.
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East 1st Avenue from Rupert to Boundary will also re-open early October in Vancouver.
But there will still be turning restrictions in place until mid-October for the left-hand turn lane accessing westbound Highway 1 on-ramp.