Olympic street closures will be mostly phased-in through January and February, Vancouver city manager Penny Ballem said yesterday.

The first closure, on Nov. 1, coincides with the city’s handover of the Athlete’s Village to Olympic organizers. It will extend along First Avenue, from Quebec Street to Cambie Street, and includes a portion of the False Creek seawall that abuts the village.

Closures begin in earnest after the new year, starting Jan. 4 when a small section of Abbott Street east of GM Place (renamed Hockey Canada Place) will be closed to create an athlete’s compound. Other closures and restrictions dates include:

• Jan. 15: Quebec Street closed adjacent to the Athlete’s Village.

• Jan. 24: Renfrew Street closed between Hastings and McGill.

• Jan. 27: Canada Place and Waterfront Road close.

• Jan. 29: Expo and Pacific boulevards close.

• Feb. 1: Midlothian Street is closed, near Queen Elizabeth Park.

• Feb. 4: Olympic lanes implemented on Hastings, Cambie and Broadway and 24-hour parking restrictions on Powell, South Granville and 12th Avenue.

• Feb. 5: Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts closed.