FortisBC expects to close the intersection of Broadway and Duthie Avenue next week, as work on its gas line upgrades progresses in Burnaby.
The closure is anticipated to start as early as next Tuesday, June 11.
It's a tough one because commuters use it to travel north and south between Hastings (the stretch that goes up to SFU) and Lougheed.
Motorists travelling north and south via Duthie Avenue will need to detour on Cliff Avenue and Gibson Street, while east-west traffic can use Lougheed Highway.
A pedestrian crosswalk will be kept open in the area during construction.
“Closing the intersection of Broadway and Duthie Avenue will give our crews the space they need to complete work safely, and as quickly as possible,” said a news release. “We expect construction at the intersection to finish by the end of June.”
FortisBC crews will soon start work on a number of other new sections in Burnaby. To prepare for this work, next week, they’ll be doing the following:
- extending the Gaglardi Way worksite around the corner of the northern Broadway intersection; additional turning lane closures required; at least one lane kept open in all directions
- shifting lanes south on Broadway between Production Way and Gaglardi Way;no closures required; one lane kept open in each direction
“We’ll start using an access road between Forest Grove Drive and Gaglardi Way to support our gas line construction on the nearby right of way,” the company said.