Pattullo Bridge closed northbound this weekend for replacement project

Pattullo Bridge. Photo: TransLink

THE Pattullo Bridge will be closed to northbound traffic travelling into New Westminster this weekend to allow for work by the Government of British Columbia as part of the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project.

Crews will be replacing the Royal Avenue overpass bridge deck. To ensure this work is completed safely, full northbound lane closures on the Pattullo Bridge will be in place from Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. to Monday, May 1 at 5 a.m. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians, cyclists, and first responders at all times.

In addition to the northbound bridge and Bridge Connector closures, Royal Avenue will be closed between McBride Boulevard and the Royal Avenue on-ramp. Southbound travellers should expect delays, as the Bridge Connector in New Westminster will be closed and traffic will be detoured to the Columbia Street on-ramp.

Signage will indicate all traffic pattern changes; traffic control personnel will be on-site to direct traffic, pedestrians, and cyclists.

Pattullo Bridge users are encouraged to take the Port Mann or Alex Fraser bridges as alternatives. N19 NightBus and route 103 trips affected by the lane closures will be rerouted over the Alex Fraser and Queensborough bridges between New Westminster and Scott Road stations. Customers should plan for up to 30 minutes of additional travel time.

When completed, the new bridge will provide important improvements – including wider lanes separated by a median barrier and separate walking and cycling lanes.

Construction of the new Pattullo Bridge – April 26, 2023.
Photo: Rattan

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