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Pattullo Bridge rehabilitation begins April 29, 2016

The Pattullo Bridge [1]

The Pattullo Bridge

The Pattullo Bridge is in need of some TLC!

This is one of the oldest bridges in the region and comprehensive rehabilitation work is needed to maintain road safety and bridge functionality.

Work will begin on April 29, 2016 and continue until October 3, 2016.

This necessary construction will help to extend the life of the bridge until a new one can be built to replace it.

What to expect

Between April 29 and Oct. 3, 2016 drivers can expect the following:

How to prepare

The Pattullo Bridge is one of the busiest crossings in Metro Vancouver and increased congestion and delays are expected in the area during construction.

Travel times are dependent on the street and time of day. Drivers taking the Pattullo Bridge should plan an extra 20 to 40 minutes of travel time in the morning peak period and 10 to 30 minutes in the afternoon peak period.

Pattullo Bridge users should start planning ahead and thinking of alternatives which may be faster, such as:
Transit [3]
• Using other crossings
• Traveling outside of peak periods
Carpooling [4]
Cycling [5]

Six additional parking locations near New Westminster Station, Scott Road Station and Surrey Central Station have been identified, in addition to existing Park and Ride [6] lots, to make it easier for drivers to connect to transit. Additional service hours have also been added to the 101, 104, 128, 155, 340 and the 410 bus routes.

What we are doing

Work will focus on essential deck repairs to address some sections of the bridge with concrete degradation that occurs over time. Crews will:

Please plan ahead and expect delays during this process.

We thank you and appreciate your patience while we do this important work.

For more information and travel resources visit www.translink.ca/pattullorehab [2].

Author: Adrienne Coling