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Pattullo Bridge repair begins April 29 and continues until October 3, 2016

The Pattullo Bridge Rehabilitation Project begins April 29 and continues until October 3. This work will help keep the Pattullo Bridge, one of the busiest crossings in the Lower Mainland, safe until a replacement is built.  Drivers should expect increased congestion and delays during construction.

Important dates/happenings during this period

Bridge closure

  • From the evening of April 29 (8 p.m.) to the morning of May 2 (5 a.m.) to allow crews to set up for construction work
  • From the evening of Sept. 30 to the morning of Oct. 3 for crews to remove equipment
  • Two nights a week and one weekend a month to all traffic
  • Minor vehicle incidents on the bridge will cause significant delays and potentially a full bridge closure

Bridge opening

  • From May 2 to Sept. 30, the bridge will remain open with one lane in each direction
  • Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use the bridge, even during evening and weekend closures
  • Truck access will be maintained

Consider Other Commute Options To Work

Please plan ahead and give yourself some extra time, no matter which route you take.  Travel times are dependent on the street and time of day. Drivers taking the Pattullo Bridge should allow for an extra 20 to 40 minutes of travel time in the morning peak period and 10 to 30 minutes in the afternoon peak period. 
Those using the Pattullo Bridge should plan ahead and consider faster alternatives, such as:
  • Transit (additional service hours to the 101, 104, 128, 155, 340, and the 410 bus routes)
  • Cycling (no bike traffic restrictions on the Pattullo Bridge during construction)
  • Carpooling (learn about our new online carpooling registration program)
  • Park and Ride (several parking options on both sides of the Fraser River that offer easy ways to connect to transit)
  • Using other crossings/taking a different route
  • Traveling outside of peak periods

Keep in mind that even minor vehicle incidents on the bridge will cause significant delays and potentially a full bridge closure.

How to Keep Informed

When planning your trip, you’ve got access to a lot of information to make sure you’re in the loop, including:
  • Webcams – The Pattullo Bridge, and alternate routes Port Mann Bridge and Alex Fraser Bridge, all have highway webcams so you can have a timely view of traffic.
  • DriveBC – a great resource for timely message signs with estimated travel times, traffic incidents, weather forecasts, current and planned construction on various routes and all those webcams.
  • TransLink – has set up a website to keep you up-to-date with additional information and travel resources.

Looking for More Information?

Drivers looking for additional information and travel resources should contact TransLink.
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