Gateway Loop Improvement Project

Gateway Loop Project Update October 10

Phase 2:  Construction begins  October 10

  • Construction began Oct 10 on the structural supports for the roof; two bus bays are out of servicen as a result
  • Very minor interruptions to traffic flow may occur
  • Beginning Friday, October 13, all bus pick up and drop off service will be relocated to Lot 3 and taxi service will be located at Sunshine Place (Tapley's Loop)
  • Access to the Gateway Loop will be restricted to essential deliveries and services, including WhistlerPremier and Blackcomb Lodge guests
  • There will be no public access or parking available.

Gateway Loop Project Update October 13

Phase 2:  Traffic Management Plan beginning October 13

  • Gate 2 access point will be closed for the duration of the Roof Structure Installation  from October 13 to mid-December
  • The outer loop road will be closed at the fire lane between the Visitor Centre and the Blue Shore Financial Services building
  • Essential Gateway Loop traffic will enter and exit through Gate 1, this will create two way traffic on the outer loop road
  • To minimizing the traffic congestion please ensure only essential traffic uses this area 

Gateway Loop Project Update October 20

  • The Project continues to be on time.
  • Construction work will occur on Sundays with the goal of meeting the announced completion of mid-December

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.