August 24, 2016, 2:04 pm
The Pattullo Rehabilitation Project began in May 2016.
Now, a month early, we are ready to open the bridge fully to four lanes on August 29, 2016.
For safety reasons, the bridge will still have the regular schedule of overnight lane closures that occurred before the rehab work began with one lane open in each direction.
To prepare the bridge for the full, four lane opening, the following closures are necessary:
- 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 24 to 5 a.m. Thursday, August 25
- 8 p.m. Thursday August 25 to 5 a.m. Friday, August 26
- 8 p.m. Friday, August 26 to 5 a.m. Monday August 29 (full weekend closure)
Crews will continue working below the deck into the fall. However, this work does not require immediate lane or bridge closures.
If closures are needed, the public will be notified well in advance.
The closure originally scheduled for September 30 to October 3, 2016 will not be occurring.
We realize the impact of the Pattullo construction work on commuters, goods movers and local residents and businesses.
Thank you for your patience during this necessary construction period.
Despite some rainy West Coast weather in June, crews were able to get more done in a shorter period of time by scheduling additional weekend and overnight closures and reducing the number of concrete pours.
In total, crews repaired 1,180 square metres of bridge deck with 67 full-depth repairs.
- milling off the asphalt surfacing from the deck
- removing all deck concrete down to the top layer of rebar
- repairing concrete delamination and cleaning or replacing rebar
- repaving the deck area with a concrete overlay
The focus of the work was on these essential deck repairs to address the concrete delamination on parts of the 79-year-old bridge.
These repairs are designed to extend the life of the bridge with minimum maintenance and keep the Pattullo operational while a replacement bridge is designed and built.
TransLink will continually inspect the bridge and make any needed repairs in the future to maintain safety and functionality.
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Author: Jennifer Morland