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North Van riders: reroutes for the 232, 239 start Mon Nov 22, plus what’s up with the queue jumper lane near Lions Gate

North Van riders: reroutes for the 232, 239 start Mon Nov 22, plus what’s up with the queue jumper lane near Lions Gate

The 240 crosses the Lions Gate Bridge.

A couple of important notices for North Vancouver riders!

Reroutes for the 232 and 239 start Monday, November 22

Starting on Monday November 22, 2010 and continuing until February 2011, the City of North Vancouver will be undertaking construction work on the Cotton Road Bridge. The number of traffic lanes will be reduced while this work is ongoing, and as a result, it is expected that traffic levels will be higher with increased congestion. To keep our buses on a reliable schedule, we have decided to re-route the #232 and #239 away from this area.

Here are the maps of the expected reroutes:

This means that stops on Main Street, Cotton Road and Brooksbank Avenue will be cancelled for the duration of the works, and passengers are advised to walk to either Keith or Oxford to catch their buses. Please do call our customer information line if you have any questions: 604.953.3333.

What’s up with the queue jumper lane near Lions Gate?

I’ve received a couple of questions about this, so I wanted to share the information with you!

At the start of November, the Lions Gate Bridge queue jumper lane was closed due to the construction of a new HOV lane into West Vancouver. The work is slated to continue until the end of March 2011. But on the bright side, the buses will be using the HOV lane and service will likely be zippy come March 2011!

The closure of the lane means that sadly, 240, 241, 242, 246, 247 and N24 can no longer use this special lane to skip past traffic. As well, this means the stop on the on-ramp to Lions Gate Bridge has been cancelled for the duration of the works. The last stop before the bridge for passengers on weekdays between 7 am and 9:30 am is stop 54434 northbound on Marine and McGuire, and at all other times is stop 54440 westbound on Marine and McGuire.

This is posted in our Alerts section but I just want to amplify its reach in case you were looking for the answer. Again, please do call our customer information line if you have any questions: 604.953.3333!