Expect weekend delays on the Alex Fraser Bridge due to lane closures

May 30 2019, 7:25 pm

There could be traffic delays on the Alex Fraser Bridge throughout the coming two weekends due to bridge maintenance construction.

The provincial government says two lanes will be closed on the six-lane bridge during the following periods:

  • 8pm on Friday, May 31 to 4 am on Monday, June 3
  • 8 pm on Friday, June 7 to 4 am on Monday, June 10

Two lanes will remain open in each direction while crews perform joint repair work on the south approach.

The 1986-built bridge is one of Metro Vancouver’s busiest crossings, with an average of 119,000 vehicles per day.

Later this summer, a $70-million bridge capacity upgrade project will reach completion, squeezing in a new seventh lane with the use of a counterflow moveable zipper barrier, allowing for an extra lane for the peak direction.

Due to the narrowed lanes to accommodate the new lane and counterflow equipment, the bridge’s speed limit will be reduced from 90 km/h to 70 km/h.

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