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Repaving Russ

Beginning in mid-July, our good neighbour Russ Baker Way is going to enjoy a facelift. Repaving, to be exact. Over the coming 12-ish weeks, crews will be working safely and quickly to improve this important road that connects Richmond to YVR and Vancouver.

We understand this is going to have an impact on neighbours, airport employees, travellers and anyone else who uses Russ Baker Way to drive or cycle to / from YVR. And we appreciate your patience this summer when using Russ Baker Way.

Here's a snapshot of the impact we expect this project to have on local traffic:

• Reduced speed limits in construction zones
• Cycling lanes closed in either direction
• Intermittent lane closures (but never completely closed)
• Work performed at night wherever possible to minimize impact

To finish the project safely and quickly, a minimum of two lanes in each direction will be open during the day and a minimum of one lane in each direction will be open at night.

If you're driving, please tack on some extra time to get where you're going. And we're working with the City of Richmond to keep drivers informed - check the City's traffic cameras for real-time reports before you head out. If you don't already, follow us on Twitter for regular project updates. 

YVR Bike Map alternate routeCycling? If possible, it's best to avoid Sea Island altogether for safety and minimal delays as the shoulder lanes on Russ Baker Way will be unavailable during the project. If you are biking on Sea Island, the bike map here (and at left) indicates an alternate route, which will also be marked by detour signs. Please use caution.  Keep checking our website for updated information as the project progresses.  

Questions? Email us at, phone 604.276.6772 or leave a comment here.



  • Bonita wrote on Jul 09 2013 AT 5:41 PM

    Hi Kate
    What's happening with the little airplane park on Russ Baker Way? What will that be?
  • Kate Donegani wrote on Jul 10 2013 AT 9:31 AM

    The park is being upgraded and should be finished in the fall.
  • Tania wrote on Jul 11 2013 AT 4:58 PM

    Can I get a better map of the alternate biking path, the one above isnt very good and I cant zoom in.

  • Alan Walrond wrote on Jul 15 2013 AT 9:40 AM

    How about a high res version of the bypass photo? The one you have posted is pretty much usesless.
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