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Lougheed Highway to see temporary lane closures in Burnaby

Upgrades to Brentwood Town Centre SkyTrain station mean single-lane traffic in both directions till October and could cause some delays for motorists.
Lane closure: A section of Lougheed Highway will be reduced to one-lane in both directions until October while Brentwood SkyTrain station is undergoing upgrades. Photo Google Street View.

As Brentwood Town Centre SkyTrain station gets an upgrade, it’ll soon mean limiting traffic on a stretch of Lougheed Highway.

Starting Tuesday, July 4, traffic on Lougheed will be reduced to one lane in both directions between Alpha Avenue and Willingdon Avenue.

TransLink says due to congestion in the area, motorists may experience delays near Brentwood Town Centre Station.

There are currently two lanes open in each direction.

In October, westbound will return to two lanes, but eastbound will remain single-lane until spring 2024.

The lanes must be reduced to enable excavation and expansion work of the station, according to TransLink.

Brentwood Town Centre station upgrades

The Brentwood station upgrades include expanding the mezzanine level of the station (by about 560 square metres) over Lougheed Highway and installing two new escalators. Existing staircases will be replaced with “new glass enclosed staircase to provide better protection and comfort for customers as well as a more pleasing aesthetic look.”

Fare gates on the mezzanine level will be doubled from three to six, and there will be lighting upgrades, refurbishments, more real-time passenger information displays, and an expansion of the CCTV camera and PA system “to cover the footprint of the larger station.”

A new glass artwork will be installed on the mezzanine level.

The station upgrade began on the south station entrance in June 2022.

The south entrance to the station is scheduled to reopen this summer. Until then, all customers must access the SkyTrain by the north stationhouse, which is closest to Brentwood mall.

Pre-pandemic, the station served almost 1.8 million passengers in 2019.

For more on the project, visit TransLink’s project website.