Vancouver’s winter weather has put the freeze on construction of the city’s temporary Arbutus Greenway.
Director of Transportation Lon LaClaire says crews have been pulled off the project in order to deal with ice and snow, with work complete south of Broadway.
“We will be returning to build the northern portion, which is the biggest portion that’s unbuilt right now as soon as we wrap up the snow and ice work. But if you’re interested in using it of course, portions of it feel complete.”
LaClaire says work on the nine-kilometer paved walking and cycling track should be done by early spring.
LaClaire says that’s important as the city consults on the permanent version.
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“With the temporary path in place over the next two years that we do the consultation on the vision, on the detailed design. It’s really helpful for people to get out on the corridor and experience it.”
He says consultations on that vision will begin in February.
Vancouver bought the strip of land, running from Granville Island to the Fraser River, from CP Rail last year for $55 million.