Drivers should take note of an overnight tunnel closure in East Vancouver that will be taking place late this coming weekend.
The B.C. Transportation Ministry announced on December 17 that the Cassiar Tunnel on Highway 1 will be temporarily closed in both directions, starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday (December 20) and will reopen at 4 a.m. on Monday (December 21).
During the closure, the tunnel’s fire suppression system and overhead lane control signals will be tested.
The following detours are recommended:
- eastbound Highway 1 traffic: follow Exit 26 (Cassiar Connector) to Hastings Street. Continue along the Cassiar Connector, across Hastings Street and rejoin Highway 1 eastbound;
- westbound Highway 1 traffic: follow Exit 26 (Cassiar Connector) to Hastings Street. Continue along the Cassiar Connector, across Hastings Street and rejoin Highway 1 westbound. For McGill Street traffic, detour along Hastings Street westbound to Renfrew Street;
- for traffic heading to Highway 1 eastbound from McGill Street, use either Bridgeway to the Cassiar Connector or detour via Renfrew Street and Hastings Street to the Highway 1 eastbound on-ramp.
For travel information, visit the Drive B.C. website.