Pattullo Bridge closed to motorists this weekend

Emergency vehicles will still have access to cross the bridge, and the sidewalk will stay open for cyclists and pedestrians.

Pattullo Bridge closed to motorists this weekend

The Pattullo Bridge will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 until 12 p.m. (noon) Sunday, Oct. 18. Emergency vehicles will still have access to cross the bridge, and the sidewalk will stay open for cyclists and pedestrians.

The closure is required for essential pothole repairs on the bridge. The closure will be well signed and drivers are asked to obey all traffic control devices on the bridge approaches.

The Pattullo Bridge is being regularly inspected to monitor the condition of the aging deck. Several potholes have been patched already with no impact to traffic, but additional repairs are needed to keep the bridge safe for drivers.

Drivers should plan alternate routes to cross the Fraser River during the weekend closure. 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.

More extensive deck repairs are still planned for 2016 as part of the broader rehabilitation program of the existing bridge.

For information on the Pattullo Bridge, customers can visit www.translink.ca/pattullo, follow TransLink on Twitter, or call customer service at 604-953-3333.

 

Surrey North Delta Leader