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Bus reroutes for the C19, 177, and 791 start Monday, Feb 8

Bus reroutes for the C19, 177, and 791 start Monday, Feb 8

A few more non-Olympic service adjustments are happening on Monday, February 8. Pass it on to those who might be affected, please!

C19 UBC/Alma

Extensive modifications to the Museum of Anthropology’s parking lot are now complete, including the construction of a new bus bay. As of Monday, February 8 the C19 will now enter the Museum’s parking lot and utilize the new stop permanently.

The new bus stop at the museum is #61358. The temporary stop used during the construction (#61424) will be discontinued in coordination with the new stop.

Construction detours for the 177 and 791

The detoured portion of the 177 Braid Station and 791 Braid Station routes.
The detoured portion of the 177 Braid Station and 791 Braid Station routes.

From February 2010 to spring 2011, King Edward Street will be closed between Lougheed Highway and Woolridge for the Stage 1 construction of the King Edward Street Overpass. As a result, the 177 and 791 bus routes will be making detours on their routes, starting on Monday February 8.

The detours will affect only the 177 Braid Station and 791 Braid Station routes. (The 177 Coquitlam Station/Planet Ice and the 791 Haney Place routes are unaffected have a minor change: both will operate on a new section of Woolridge Street, which has been re-aligned, and the 791 Haney Place route will operate via Woolridge [the regular routing is via King Edward Street].)

So: these routes will be avoiding the closed section of King Edward Street by going northbound on King Edward under the freeway, right over Woolridge, then northbound on Schoolhouse, and westbound again on Lougheed Highway.

If this makes no sense to you, here are two handy maps that explain the rerouting quite nicely:

Also important: three bus stops on the 177 Coquitlam Station/Planet Ice route will be discontinued owing to the work!

  • 58994 NB Woolridge St at Tupper Ave
  • 53632 SB King Edward St at Woolridge St
  • 59466 WB Woolridge St at King Edward St

But one bus stop will be introduced along the detour:

  • 53948 EB Woolridge St at King Edward St

Please keep an eye out for future information about possible changes to these detour routings, including information about Stage 2 construction detours.