Construction on the Lions Gate Bridge will mean delays getting to and from the North Shore this weekend

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      If you’re planning to travel between the North Shore and Vancouver’s downtown core this weekend, you might want to think about taking the Ironworkers Memorial.

      “Drivers can expect heavy traffic volumes and delays,” reads a bulletin sent out by the B.C. ministry of transportation and infrastructure today (July 19).

      According to the release, rehabilitation work requires a reduction to single-lane alternating traffic that’s going to result in long lines to get over the 81-year-old bridge.

      “A temporary bridge cover and 13-metre approach ramps will be constructed to allow crews to safely work beneath the bridge deck on the repairs to the north tower expansion joint,” the release continues.

      Delays should be expected from Saturday (July 20), beginning at 8 p.m., and continue through to Sunday (July 21), ending at around 8 a.m.

      “Motorists should expect delays during this period and may want to consider an alternative route. The sidewalks will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists,” the release adds.

      The work is scheduled to continue until October 2019.