Pattullo Bridge summer weekend closures

July 07, 2014

TransLink to carry out needed maintenance and repairs on the aging bridge

NEW WESTMINSTER – The Pattullo Bridge will be closed to all traffic (including bicycles and pedestrians) for three weekends this summer for routine maintenance. The planned weekend closures are:

  • July 25-28
  • August 15-18
  • August 29-September 1

 

UPDATE — August 26, 2014

The Pattullo Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 9 p.m. Friday, August 29 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 30 for routine, annual maintenance.

The bridge was originally scheduled to be closed until 3 a.m. on September 1, but crews completed the work faster than originally anticipated.

 

On the first weekend of closures, the bridge will close at 8 p.m. on Friday night and reopen at 3 a.m. on Monday morning. On the following weekends, the bridge will close at 9 p.m. on Friday night and re-open at 3 a.m. on Monday morning. Peak time morning rush hour should not be impacted.

As the bridge owner, TransLink must close the bridge so crews may repair and repave sections of the concrete deck on the 77-year-old span. TransLink will also take the opportunity to review the condition of the bridge driving surface and make improvements as necessary. Due to the nature of the work, the closures are weather dependent.

This maintenance work will help ensure road safety on the bridge. Other structural issues, such as narrow lanes, seismic concerns or the need for barriers to protect pedestrians and cyclists, will not be addressed at this time.

Emergency vehicles will still have access to cross the bridge during the closures.

Motorists should plan alternate routes to cross the Fraser River. Transit customers should plan on longer travel times on two routes:

  • The N19 NightBus will re-route via the Alex Fraser and Queensborough Bridges.
  • The #321 on Sunday morning will end at Scott Road.

TransLink thanks everyone in advance for their patience while this maintenance work takes place.

For information on the Pattullo Bridge closures, customers can:

    Contact Us

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    • Phone: 778.375.7788
    • Address: 400 - 287 Nelson's Court, New Westminster, BC
    • Media Contact Hours:
      8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Email: media@translink.ca