The final road paving on Island Highway is scheduled for this week—but not during the Canucks games.
Paving days begin at 6 a.m. and on game nights—Wednesday and Friday—work will wrap up at 3 p.m. to give crews time to get home in time for the 5 p.m. puck drop. On Thursday work will continue to 7 p.m. and an additional paving day was added on Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., to finish the job.
Traffic delays are expected to be particularly lengthy during paving and using an alternate route is advised.
The following week will be the final stretch of single-lane alternating traffic along the roadway, as in-road sensors for traffic signals are installed and lane markings painted.
The work is weather-dependent, but if the sun keeps shining the road will be re-opened to two-lane traffic on June 17. Work on an artistic rock wall and some landscaping in Portage Park will continue after that date.
For updates see islandhighwayproject.wordpress.com.