How will this project impact traffic and the Village?
This is a significant construction project in an area that currently functions as the regional transportation hub for Whistler. This area is adjacent to the Whistler Conference Centre Parking Lot which will likely be impacted by additional transportation volume.
It is anticipated that there will be construction noise, dust for businesses located near the Loop, restricted access during various stages of construction for non-essential uses, and temporarily less convenient transportation.
During the construction period we encourage all business stakeholders and residents to:
- Avoid vehicle use altogether in this area whenever possible
- Contact the RMOW if you have any questions or concerns
- Share updates with staff, service providers, patrons and friends
- Plan ahead for required adjustments for deliveries and business continuity
- Use alternate parking facilities and driving routes
Are trees being removed?
Yes, all the existing trees will be removed for this project as they will not be viable after the reshaping of the site. Extensive consideration has been given to landscaping in the design.
How will fire service access be maintained?
Fire and emergency response access will be maintained to and through the area, even under construction. Existing fire hydrants are being maintained. Note that there are alternate fire access points to the Village Stroll near this same area (between Fanatyko and Mountain Riders).
Where will taxis and buses be temporarily relocated?
All of the large vehicles currently operating in this area (buses and shuttles) will be diverted to the northeastern section of Day Lot 3 for their daily pick-up and drop-off operations. Taxis will be routed to the Sunshine Place circle for their typical taxi stand operations as well as an available area to stage in Day Lot 3 along side the Bus/shuttle operations for a seemless transition for guests preferring to take a taxi to their final destination.