Anyone who uses the Lions Gate Bridge can expect delays during construction this weekend, but the dreaded 'bump' that jammed traffic last summer should not be a problem this time around, officials are promising.
There will be a single-lane closure from 9 p.m. PT to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, and single-lane alternating traffic from 10:30 p.m. PT on April 2, to 9 a.m. April 3.
B.C.'s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says the rehabilitation work will replace the aging south tower expansion joint.
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Last August a temporary cover that came to be known at the "bump" caused long delays as drivers slowed to a crawl to cross it.
This time, officials say they will install a temporary bridge cover with two approach ramps on either side to ensure a smooth ride.
The ministry says the entire project is expected to take eight weeks and cost $1.1 million.
Since 2001, the province says it has invested $26.4 million on rehabilitation work on the Lions Gate Bridge.