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Trans-Canada Highway at Nelson Creek Bridge
The work is nearing completion. The bridge is at normal operation, there will be no more lane shifts. The Trans Canada Trail has been re-opened and the cycling detour has been removed.
Eagleridge Drive near Marine Drive
Traffic control will be on site as work is underway to install a new pedestrian crossing signal. Work begins November 26 with vegetation removal. The new signal will feature pedestrian-activated lights to notify drivers when pedestrians are present, improving safety for people crossing Eagleridge Drive to access Seaview Walk and the Spirit Trail. For more information, contact Fraser Kettner at 604-925-7028 or by email.
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure -- Improvements to Lions Gate Bridge North Approach -- Project Update for January 19, 2015
In response to noise concerns from local residents and the Squamish Nation, the Ministry will adjust the schedule for nighttime work for the remaining 4-5 weeks of construction. Lane closures will now start at 7 p.m. instead of 10 p.m. and noisy work will take place only until midnight. This will require an additional two to three weeks of work and construction is now estimated to be complete by mid February.
Traffic delays are expected as a result of the changed work schedule. The Ministry will install road signs, actively monitor traffic volumes and avoid work during special event evenings to minimize traffic disruption as much as possible. The Ministry will also issue a notice to traffic reporters and will keep the Drive BC and project websites current. This change also requires daytime closures of the bridge and viaduct sidewalks. Only one sidewalk will be closed at any given time. Detour signs will be posted to direct cyclists and pedestrians to the open sidewalk so that they can continue to use the bridge at all times.
These changes are in keeping with the Ministry's adaptive management approach to noise and traffic mitigation. Drivers are also advised that this work will require the use of temporary road plates. These plates are safe for use on heavily travelled surfaces and efforts are being made to ensure a smooth transition for mototrists as they cross over the plates; however all travellers are encouraged to drive with caution and watch for road signs indicating "Bump Ahead".
During regular business hours, residents can contact the Project Information Office at 604-527-3103 or by email at LionsGateBridge@gov.bc.ca. With noise concerns during evening hours, please call Mr. Peter Chiu at 604-838-0764.
Background: The provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is undertaking Improvements to the Lions Gate Bridge North Approach Viaduct beginning in July 2014. Deck joints and bearings on the North Approach Viaduct – the elevated roadway connecting Marine Drive to the suspension bridge – are reaching the end of their useful life.
Queens Avenue & 21st Street Roadwork
Watermain cosntruction is complete, road works are on-going. There will be some lane closures during daytime, please watch for traffic control person.
For all construction zones, drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes to avoid delays. There is no on-street parking within the construction zones.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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