Vancouver officials are promising that the plan to tear down the Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts won’t tie up traffic downtown.
Transportation director Jerry Dobrovolny says while the new road networks connecting Georgia to Pacific will be busy, there is capacity.
“Certainly they are capable of carrying the volumes of traffic that are required to service not only the neighbourhood, but also importantly the downtown. Only 6%t of trips into and out of the downtown are by vehicles on the viaduct today.”
$200 million plan gets council vote later this month
Dobrovolny also confirmed the total cost to tear the viaducts down is around $200 million.
They will be replaced with a ground-level road network, residential development, and a 13-acre park.
Council is set to vote on a final plan later in October, before then they have some upcoming information evenst planned:
October 13 – Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA)
reddit.com/r/vancouver – look for the AMA post on Oct 13 just before noon
October 14 – Viaduct Technical Findings event at Science World British Columbia
Register online at: vancouver.ca/viaductevent