Traffic Pattern Changes and Road Closure in Downtown Vancouver Starting March 25th 2009

With the Juno's coming up this weekend, I came across this article in The Province Newspaper this morning which I believe should be mentioned as it affects the traffic pattern downtown with closures and alternate routes starting tomorrow March 25th. Here you go!


Vancouver's traffic is being diverted starting tomorrow for Canadian music's Juno Awards ceremony and street party this weekend.Traffic closures will make way for the WestJet Street Party, with free and ticketed music events, including three outdoor stages on Granville. Traffic will be diverted to alternative routes, but delays are expected.

The 800-and 900-blocks Granville Street, from Nelson to Robson, will shut tomorrow until Monday. Expect the 800-block Granville to reopen at 7 a.m. Monday but the 900-block will stay shut until 7 p.m. to allow stages to be dismantled.

Starting tomorrow, traffic patterns will also change around General Motors Place, where Sunday's awards show will be held.

There will be alternating traffic in the 700-block Abbott between Pacific Boulevard and Expo Boulevard. The block will be closed over the weekend to all but emergency vehicles.

Traffic delays are also expected in the 600-block Expo Boulevard, which will have alternating traffic between Abbott Street and Griffiths Way.

The Junos are expected to generate $10 million in economic benefits for the city. Check for events.

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