Improvements to the Lions Gate Bridge North Approach Viaduct will begin the first week of July. Once complete, drivers and cyclists will enjoy a smoother ride and local residents and businesses will find that traffic on the bridge is much quieter, ending the ‘slapping’ sound currently heard by those nearby.
The joints and bearings on the North Approach Viaduct - the elevated roadway connecting Marine Drive to the suspension bridge - have reached the end of their useful life. Of the 25 joints in total, 20 are to be eliminated and five are to be replaced. Westpro Infrastructure Ltd. has been awarded a $4.2-million contract to repair the bridge joints.
Joint repair will involve under-deck work during the day and above-deck work at night. Drivers will be minimally affected as daytime work will take place while traffic is moving overhead and nighttime work will be conducted with lane closures when traffic volumes are low.
While some of the work may be loud, construction noise will be reduced as much as possible to minimize the impact to surrounding residents and businesses.
In addition to providing a quieter ride, this project will reduce long-term maintenance costs and will provide safer and smoother travel for motorists and cyclists.
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