Burrard Bridge repairs will reduce vehicle lanes from February to July
The City of Vancouver will start fixing up the 81-year-old Burrrard Bridge on Monday (February 3).
According to city hall, the safety and structural repairs will involve the replacement of 27 bearings and 19 expansion joints, and concrete repairs and a deck inspection. This will take place over the next five months, an information bulletin says.
Here's how this road work could affect your commute:
Beginning 5 am Monday, lanes will be reduced from five vehicle lanes to four; two lanes in each direction will be operational. From March to July 2014, the bridge will operate with one vehicle lane southbound and two vehicle lanes northbound. Full access for cyclists and pedestrians will be maintained.
The city is recommending drivers consider taking the Granville Bridge.