Gateway Loop Improvement Project

Phase 1: July 31, 2017 Operational Update 

  • Work on phase one of the project will be substantially complete by Friday, August 4
  • Increased public parking within the loop will re-open by the end of this week
  • Remaining planting and landscaping will be completed in favourable weather conditions

Phase 2:  Roof Structure Installation

  • The roof structure will be pre-fabricated during the spring and summer months
  • On-site installation work will begin in the second week of September and is anticipated to be complete by the end of October
  • Closure will occur in the inner loop for the duration of this work
  • Bus pick up and drop off will occur on the outside portion of the loop during the closure of the inner loop
  • Taxi operations again be relocated to the Conference Centre Loop as they were during the Phase 1 construction.

Overview

Located behind the Village Square and between Gateway Drive and Village Gate Boulevard, the Gateway Loop is where you can find the Whistler Visitor Centre and it is the main transportation hub for Whistler's taxis and private bus services. A redesign of the site began in 2014 and was based on community input with the goal of providing visitors with a smooth introduction to Whistler while increasing the functionality of the Gateway Loop for buses, taxis personal vehicles and pedestrians. 

The new Gateway Loop design was selected with public and stakeholder input and based on the following criteria:

  • Substantially improve the arrival experience, capacity and usability of this area by bus and taxi users.
  • Improve the connection and integration of this area to prominent adjacent Village access points.
  • Improve the sense of arrival to Whistler for all visitors travelling along Village Gate Boulevard.
  • Support improved pedestrian and vehicle flows in this key arrival and departure area.

Contact

Donna Savage
RMOW Project Liaison
604-935-8477 - office
604-905-9462 - cell
dsavage@whistler.ca

This project is supported by the Province of British Columbia's Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI).

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Comments

Hi there, I drive for Whistler Taxi and just curious when we can use the new loop?
After next Monday it looks like. Thanks and it's looking good too.
Doug

Hi Doug, Taxi and bus service has resumed at the Gateway Loop.