As you may have heard through the media already, this weekend there will be a planned closure on the Pattullo Bridge for some roadwork.
The bridge will be closed to all traffic (including bicycles and pedestrians) from 9 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2012 until 3 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2012 weather permitting (If there is rain this weekend – heavier than showers – the work will be postponed until August 24-27).
The bridge is closed so a portion of the asphalt at the south end of the 75-year-old bridge can be re-paved. Keeping the bridge in safe, working condition is extremely important. During this time, some corroded pedestrian guard rails will also be looked at and possibly repaired.
The City of Surrey will also be doing work on King George Boulevard, which will take place within the limits of the Pattullo Bridge Closure. From the Surrey side of the bridge, there will also be a full closure west of 128 Street and only local traffic, buses and emergency vehicles will be permitted.
If you were planning on using the Pattullo, please note that the N19 NightBus will be re-routed between New Westminster and Scott Road Stations, as will the #321, which makes two trips from Surrey to New Westminster Station on Sunday mornings before SkyTrain begins service. Both routes will have longer travel times due to the reroutes. Check the Alerts page for full details.
It’s an inconvenience for sure, but a necessary one to make sure the bridge is safe!