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Crew completing sewer upgrades on Southwest Marine Drive

Southwest Marine Drive Upgrades

We're undertaking routine upgrades and enhancing transportation safety for all modes of travel along this route from Granville St to Camosun St.

Work includes road rehabilitation, sewer separation, and multi-modal transportation improvements to ensure comfort and safety for people of all ages and abilities. 

Project details


  • SW Marine Drive (Granville Street to Camosun Street)

Expected duration

  • Phase 1: May to September 2016 – complete
  • Phase 2: May to September 2017 – complete

Hours of work

  • Monday to Friday: 7:00am to 5:30pm
  • Weekends as needed


  • COMPLETE - Road reopened to traffic

City contact

Aadil Patel
Community Liaison
Phone: 604-326-4732


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How this project will improve the city

Increase the capacity of SW Marine Drive as part of the Major Road Network

The Major Road Network External website is made up of approximately 600km of roads across the Lower Mainland that facilitate the efficient movement of goods and people by connecting the provincial highway system with local streets. Upgrades will allow this portion of the network to continue its role as part of goods movement to and from South Vancouver and UBC.

Upgrade sewer main infrastructure

Once replaced, the pipes are expected to serve the neighbourhood for 100 years.

Enhance the safety of people driving, walking, and cycling

We'll be upgrading the existing bike lane along this route to meet current best practices and safety codes.

Learn more about the bikeway improvements

How this project may affect you

This project requires a full closure of SW Marine Drive from Granville Street to Camosun Street.

  • Local traffic will be maintained
  • Truck traffic will be routed to W 41st Avenue
  • Through traffic will be rerouted locally
  • #49 bus rerouted to W 41st Avenue
    • Visit Translink Alerts External website for more information about bus reroutes or other transit service disruptions

Left turn at East Boulevard restricted

  • The left turn bay at East Boulevard and W 41st has been temporarily removed to help facilitate the rerouted 49 buses to turn southbound onto East Boulevard from W 41st.
  • Left turns are still permitted from the middle lane.
  • The left turn will be reinstated once SW Marine Drive is reopened and the 49 bus can return to its normal route.

Access to residences and businesses

Access to residences and businesses will be maintained at all times. Sidewalks and crosswalks will generally be maintained during construction.

VPD Traffic Authority personnel will be stationed at various locations throughout the area to facilitate local traffic and minimize disruptive shortcutting through the neighbourhood. The following measures will facilitate your access:

  • Equip your primary vehicle with a decal to streamline your daily access during construction. Decals are reserved for residents and businesses located in the high-impact area which is south of W 41st Avenue between Granville Street and Kullahun Drive. Up to four additional decals are available per household. If you’re a business manager or owner, please connect with our project team at swmarineupgrades@vancouver.ca.

  • If you’re visiting or doing business within the high-impact area, please provide the address or intersection of your destination when passing through a traffic checkpoint.

Learn how to access McCleery Golf Course during the road closure.


Parking restrictions will shift as needed to accommodate construction activity, and regulations may be temporarily changed on adjacent streets. In general, on-street parking in construction areas is not permitted from 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Note Check signs for up-to-date regulations.

Water supply

We will provide advance notice of any disruption to your water supply, except if there is an emergency. During construction, you may occasionally notice cloudy water. This cloudiness is not a health concern and will usually go away within a few hours.

Get help with water quality and water pressure problems

Request a vehicle decal