The South Shore Corridor Project is designed to enhance port operations and provide for future rail capacity improvements as international trade continues to grow. The project is bounded by Heatley Avenue and McGill Street along Vancouver’s south shore, and is one of two high priority trade area projects identified by Port Metro Vancouver, the City of Vancouver, and Transport Canada.
While most of the South Shore Corridor Project will involve improvements on Port lands, one of the project objectives is to reduce the effects of Port operations on local streets as trade continues to grow. Key elements of the project include:
- A new Stewart Street Elevated Road between Clark Dr. and Victoria Dr. This new road provides an alternate route for through-traffic, significantly reducing congestion along Stewart St. and improving travel time reliability.
- A new Pedestrian Overpass at Victoria Drive, providing safe access for port workers over the rail tracks at Victoria Dr. The overpass will reduce train switching noise in this location.
- Realigned Commissioner Street to facilitate long-term improvements to rail capacity and reduce train-related noise.
- Intersection and Roadway Improvements on Stewart St., Centennial Rd. and Commissioner St. to better manage truck access and egress at: 4A – Heatley Ave., 4B – Clark Dr., 4C – McGill St.
- Reconfigured New Brighton Road to provide access to port land for potential truck staging to manage traffic flow and reduce corridor-wide congestion. Access to New Brighton Park remains unchanged.
- Corridor-wide Improvements including upgraded signage, installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems and fibre optic cable upgrades.
The South Shore Corridor Project is designed to enhance port operations and provide for future rail capacity improvements as international trade continues to grow. The project is bounded by Heatley Avenue and McGill Street along Vancouver’s south shore, and is one of two high priority projects identified in the South Shore Trade Area. Funding partners of the project include Port Metro Vancouver, Transport Canada, and Canada’s two primary rail companies.
Visit PortMetroVancouver.com/SSCP for more information and project documents.