Aug. 31, 2012
Ministry of Transportation and
TRAFFIC ADVISORY - GranFondo Cycling
event - Sept. 8
The GranFondo Cycling event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. More
than 7,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the ride from Vancouver to
a result, motorists can expect possible delays of up to three hours between
West Vancouver and Whistler between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Motorists are advised
to obey all traffic control personnel and be prepared to stop during this
large-scale cycling event.
the event, traffic signals between West Vancouver and Whistler will be adjusted
to flash. Speed limits will be reduced to 60 km/h on sections of Highway 99
between Horseshoe Bay and Whistler. Motorists are also advised to plan their
travel well in advance, drive with caution and follow signs.
the safety of cyclists and motorists, the following traffic changes and detours
will be in effect:
Park Causeway and Lions Gate Bridge The causeway and Lions Gate Bridge will
be closed to northbound traffic, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Motorists are advised to
use the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge. One southbound lane will
remain open on the Lions Gate Bridge and causeway.
Vancouver/Marine Drive Westbound Marine Drive will be closed between Capilano
Road and Taylor Way. Traffic will be rerouted to Lower Capilano Road, Welch
Street, Wardance Street and Taylor Way, from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Southbound
access to the Lions Gate Bridge will remain open via Marine Drive eastbound
from the West Vancouver side.
Vancouver Marine Drive and Taylor Way intersection Access to Taylor Way
will be restricted for intermittent periods, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
1 Both eastbound lanes on Highway 1 will be closed between Taylor Way
and Horseshoe Bay, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Motorists are advised to use
Marine Drive eastbound.
1 westbound at Exit 2 (at Horseshoe Bay) Westbound Highway 1 traffic and
northbound Highway 99 traffic will be re-routed via Exit 2 to Old Highway
99 (Horseshoe Bay Drive). Traffic will enter Highway 99 northbound at the
Pasco Road Highway 99 access. Detour will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 11
traffic and Local Horseshoe Bay traffic Horseshoe Bay traffic will be
re-routed to Marine Drive through West Vancouver, from 6 a.m. to 10:30
Bay at Highway 99 Junction/Heavy Truck Restrictions Eastbound heavy
truck traffic travelling between Horseshoe Bay and Taylor Way and Highway
99 southbound will be re-directed to a temporary storage location at
Horseshoe Bay, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Heavy truck traffic will be
restricted from the Marine Drive, through West Vancouver, during this
period and can re-enter Highway 1, when the eastbound highway lanes are
99 southbound/Pasco Road/West Vancouver Southbound Highway 99 traffic
will be re-routed at the Pasco Road exit, via the Old Highway 99 route
(Horseshoe Bay Drive), to Marine Drive in West Vancouver, from 6 a.m. to
99 Horseshoe Bay to Tunnel Point Counterflow traffic adjacent to
cyclists will be in effect at Tunnel Point, with one lane northbound and
one lane southbound available for motorists, leading to single-lane
alternating traffic for 2.6 km, from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
99 at Porteau Cove Provincial Park Counterflow traffic adjacent to
cyclists in effect, with one lane northbound and one lane southbound
available for motorists, leading to single-lane alternating traffic for
1.3 km, from 7:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
99 at Furry Creek Local Furry Creek traffic will be re-routed via
internal roads to access Highway 99 northbound and southbound, from 7:15
a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
99 at Britannia Beach Single-lane alternating traffic will be in effect
for 1 km, with no northbound right turn permitted at Main Street (Copper
Drive), from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
99 Murrin Lake Park to Squamish Traffic signals along this section
will be flashing, with traffic control persons on site.
99 at Cleveland Avenue and Loggers Lane Traffic signals will be
flashing. No traffic access to Loggers Lane from Highway 99 at Cleveland
Avenue or Industrial Way. Motorists are advised to use Centennial Way
underpass to Loggers Lane, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
99 Valley Drive to Depot Road/Squamish Traffic signals will be
flashing and traffic movements, both to and from the east side of Highway
99, will be restricted and or closed between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. No right
turns northbound from the highway permitted, and no left turns southbound
from the highway, between 8 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Affected Highway 99
intersections for closures and restrictions are:
Drive, Scott Crescent, Mamquam Road, Garibaldi Way, Depot Road and Alice Lake;
ALL CLOSED between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
99 Alice Lake Road to Function Junction (6 km south of Whistler)
Motorists should expect counterflow traffic adjacent to cyclists, through
this area. Cyclists will occupy the northbound slow lane. One lane
northbound and one lane southbound available for motorists. Counterflow is
in effect from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
99 Function Junction to Village Gate Boulevard, Whistler Signals will
be flashing and traffic will be stopped intermittently at the entrances
and exits to key Whistler destinations. Expect major delays entering and
exiting the east side of Highway 99 in Whistler.
Lake Road Alternate Route to Highway 99, Whistler Alta Lake road will
be available as an alternate traffic route from Highway 99, in Whistler.
Various Cross Street Intersections with Highway 99:
Way West Closed in both directions.
Gate Boulevard Closed to northbound and southbound traffic from Highway 99.
Road and Whistler Way Both roads are open as alternate routes to Village
Northlands Boulevard at Village Gate Traffic signal will be flashing. Traffic
Control persons will be on site, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Vancouver to Whistler via Highway 99
more information and maps of the affected routes, please visit: www.september8.ca
up-to-date route information during the event, please visit DriveBC at: www.drivebc.ca
on your mobile device at: www.drivebc.ca/mobile
Government Communications and
Ministry of Transportation and
with the Province of B.C. at www.gov.bc.ca/connect