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There's a bump in the road for Lions Gate Bridge commuters

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DH Vancouver Staff Jan 15, 2015 3:20 pm

In case you were wondering about that pesky new speed bump on the north end of the Lions Gate Bridge, turns out (thankfully) it won’t be there forever.

TranBC tweeted out an image yesterday answering many people’s concerns as to why the bump is there and how long it will last, while offering some comic relief for those bothered by the protuberance.

According to the Ministry of Transportation, the bump will be removed in approximately two weeks. Until then, drivers will be slowing down considerably when approaching the off-ramp on the north end of the bridge.

The Lions Gate Bridge has been under a $7.5 million rehabilitation project since June 2014. Crews are replacing 25 joints and 40 bearings along the 670 metre viaduct connecting Marine Drive on the North Shore to the bridge.

Construction has caused nightly lane closures on the bridge after 10 p.m. and has kept traffic disruption to a minimum.

Residents living underneath the bridge have been bothered by the nighttime construction happening above.

“The ministry had temporarily stopped work on the bridge to discuss options with residents regarding their concerns about construction noise [and] has worked to address many of these concerns and work will be resuming on the bridge deck early next week,” says Kate Trotter of Transportation and Infrastructure.

 

Featured Image: Ministry of Transportation

 

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