The new Centennial Road overpass on the Burrard Inlet port waterfront in East Vancouver recently opened to container and port traffic, marking a major milestone for the Centerm terminal expansion.
This 600-metre-long, two-lane viaduct roadway creates a direct, seamless link from Vanterm terminal north of Grandview-Woodland to Centerm terminal, just east of downtown Vancouver. It runs parallel to the City of Vancouver’s 2014-built Powell Street overpass just south of the railway.
Additionally, the existing two-lane Waterfront Road will receive a 600-metre eastward extension from its current end near Dunlevy Avenue to the westernmost end of the viaduct.
The new viaduct and Waterfront Road extension create a continuous port road from Highway 1 to Canada Place. However, to prevent this new waterfront route from unintentionally becoming a commuter route for the general public, this extended roadway will be traffic controlled — limited to the use of container trucks and port vehicles by an access control gate at the Main Street overpass. The Centennial Road overpass, running immediately south of the historic Rogers Sugar refinery, was constructed to bypass railway tracks, reducing both rail and road congestion.
There are currently numerous projects being completed and started in vancouver, and all lower mainland cities to ensure that growing development can be fully utilized. Now is a great time to invest in our region!