BC Transit Bus Lane
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The first section of the new Douglas Street priority bus lane will be ready for use starting next week.

The completion of the first section of the lane –  the southbound priority bus lane between Tillicum Road and Boleskine Road – was announced on Thursday afternoon.

It will be ready for use by transit buses in the week of February 17th.

According to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, bus stops along the southbound Tillicum to Boleskine section will also be active, as the installation of new transit shelters continues.

The remainder of the bus lane project between the Burnside Bridge and Tillicum and from Boleskine to Tolmie Avenue remains under construction.

The southbound priority bus lane is expected to measure around 2.3 km once complete, and is expected to be ready for use by the end of April 2020.

The $16 million Douglas Street southbound bus lane project is funded under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan, with the Province investing $11.1 million and the federal government pitching in $4.9 million.