Construction and Roadwork Updates

The UBC campus is always growing and changing so it's common to encounter construction and road closures. The map below will help you locate existing construction areas and road closures at UBC Vancouver. It is updated regularly to make navigating campus easier.

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Approximately 400m of aging water main along 16th Avenue from Wesbrook Mall to Binning Road needs replacement. The work will take place between April 22nd and June 30th and construction impacts will be localized to the eastbound curb lane on 16th Avenue and the northbound lane of Wesbrook Mall at the roundabout. During construction, access to, from and around Wesbrook Place will be maintained, however, there will be detours in place so residents and visitors should anticipate some delays when driving around. Campus and Community Planning is working closely with the project team to minimize disruption as much as possible. 

 

Access to and from Wesbrook Place & Commercial / Retail Businesses:

  • The first phase of construction is across the northbound lane of Wesbrook Mall at the roundabout. This will take place from May 1 – 11. During this period and during working hours (7:30am to around 5pm), the northbound lane on Wesbrook Mall will be CLOSED from Berton Avenue to 16th Avenue and all northbound traffic (excluding buses) will be detoured onto Ross Drive or Binning Road (see map below). 
  • Detour signage will be in place on Wesbrook Mall at Ross Drive from May 1 – 11, but local traffic can still continue to use Wesbrook Mall from Ross Drive to Berton Avenue. 
  • Access TO Wesbrook Place at 16th Avenue and Wesbrook Mall will remain OPEN throughout construction.
  • Access TO & FROM Wesbrook Place at 16th Avenue and Ross Drive will remain OPEN throughout construction.
  • The eastbound curb lane on 16th Avenue will be closed from Wesbrook Mall to Binning Road for the duration of the project.
  • For one week in June, the northbound lane of Wesbrook Mall at the roundabout will be closed again and detours will be in place. Dates to be confirmed. 
  • The multi-use pathway along the south side of 16th Avenue will be open throughout most of construction, with the exception of a short duration early in May when pedestrians will be detoured. Flaggers will be present to assist with detours.
  • The pedestrian crossing across 16th Avenue near Binning Road and Hampton Place will be open for use throughout construction. The pedestrian crossing across 16th Avenue on the east side of Wesbrook Mall will be closed for a short duration early in May and pedestrians will be detoured to the west side of Wesbrook Mall.

 

Buses

  • Buses on Wesbrook Mall will continue to run as scheduled.
  • The #25 and #33 bus stop eastbound 16th Avenue east of Wesbrook Mall (Bus Stop ID 51484) will be temporarily closed from May 1 – 13. 

 

Access to UHill Secondary School: 

  • To avoid delays, it is recommended that pick-up / drop-off activity for the school take place from Ross Drive. However, if the use of the Village parking lot by the Community Centre is preferred, use Ross Drive and Birney Avenue to reduce delays.