The Powell Street Overpass project is a $50-million major road and rail infrastructure enhancement for a section of Powell Street in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, just west of Clark Drive.
The two key goals of the project are to:
- Expand capacity and enhance the rail network that supports the movement of goods through Port Metro Vancouver
- Improve access and safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and commuters in the Powell Street corridor
The City will contribute $3.75 million to the project, and will be responsible for delivering the project on behalf of funding partners, which include Port Metro Vancouver, Transport Canada, CP, and TransLink.
We expect construction to start on June 24. Powell Street will be closed to through traffic between Hawks Avenue and Clark Drive, allowing business and local traffic only. The project will be completed in the summer of 2014.