Downtown Vernon revitalization begins Monday

The city states 30th Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic from 33rd to 35th streets

Motorists travelling through downtown Vernon have been put on notice.

Revitalization construction wil begin Monday on 30th Avenue.

“The road will be closed to vehicle traffic from 33rd to 35th streets,” said Mark Dowhaniuk, infrastructure engineer.

“Initially, pedestrians will be able to get to the businesses via the sidewalks which will be intact while the road construction is happening. Businesses will be open during the construction and they appreciate the public’s support.”

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be redirected around the construction as necessary.

The transit stop that is located on the south side of the downtown Safeway will be relocated to 35th Street by Simply Delicious.

“Construction is weather dependant and is slated to be complete in early July,” said Dowhaniuk.

Revitalization will cost $2.4 million and the funds are coming from the City of Vernon and property owners within the two blocks.

All project information is posted at