Viaducts replacement could begin in early 2018 under timeline released by city staff

Road to the future or remnant of a dead end?

Viaducts replacement could begin in 2018.

Demolition and replacement of the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts could begin early in 2018 if key milestones in the latest city work plan are achieved on schedule.

The dates are set out in a memo to Mayor and Council yesterday from City Manager Sadhu Johnston. Key program staff have now been assembled in a single program office to co-ordinate work among city departments responsible for the work, particularly planning and engineering.

The current key task: selection of the members of advisory stewardship teams, one for the city and another for Park Board. The deadline for applications to serve on those bodies is May 20.