Also: Winter parking regulations ending, Whistler transit system moves to late winter schedule, and Gateway Loop construction resumes
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is getting ready to upgrade and pave Day Lot 5 – with work slated for April 3 to June 15, 2018.
During the construction period, Day Lot 5 will be closed to the public. Residents and guests are encouraged to use preferred modes of transportation – transit, cycling, carpooling and walking – as well as other parking areas while work is underway.
“A huge thank you to the public for their patience with this important infrastructure project,” said Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden. “With the beginning of spring, now is a great time to take the bus, ride your bike or walk the Valley Trail to Whistler Village. Once the upgrades are complete, I encourage you to continue using the many active transportation methods available in Whistler to travel to the Village and beyond.”
The Day Lot 5 upgrades will improve the driving surface and layout, and lower maintenance costs. Specifically, work includes paving and line painting, additional lighting, improved storm water drainage, construction of a new sand and salt shed and improvements to landscaping.
Once the upgrades are complete in mid-June, Day Lot 5 will reopen for public use.
More spring transportation updates
With the onset of spring, the RMOW would also like to remind the public about other changes:
Winter parking regulations: On March 31, winter parking regulations end. Neighborhood parking on the even side of the street is permitted until October 31. Please note that parking on the odd side of neighborhood streets is not permitted at any time of the year. Learn more
Transit: The transit system moves to the late winter schedule on April 3 and to the spring, summer, and fall schedule on April 23. Full schedule details are available at bctransit.com/Whistler
Pay parking: Winter pay parking in Day Lot 4 ends April 15. Pay parking will resume again during the peak summer period, starting June 15 to September 15, as part of the recommendations from the Transportation Action Plan. Revenue from pay parking help fund Whistler Transit free summer weekend and holiday service, the reduced cost of monthly transit passes, bike valet secure parking, and carpool parking. Learn more at whistler.ca/parking or whistler.ca/MovingWhistler
Gateway Loop: Construction of the Gateway Loop is scheduled to resume April 16. Work will focus on completing the roof structure. During construction, motor coach pick-up and drop-off will move to the outside of the loop and taxis will move to Sunshine Place beside the Whistler Conference Centre. Learn more at whistler.ca/GatewayLoop.
Learn more about transportation options in Whistler at whistler.ca/GettingAround