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Traffic delays expected as seismic upgrades continue on Granville Bridge

Last Updated Oct 28, 2019 at 6:22 am PDT

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Summary

The city says to anticipate delays during the "critical" work, though the bridge will remain partially open

The work is expected to be completed by the end of next year

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Drivers can expect some delays on the Granville Bridge beginning Monday morning.

Lane closures started at 5:15 a.m. on Oct. 28, as the city of Vancouver readied to begin work on continued seismic upgrades to the bridge.

It’s part of a construction project that started last fall, moving now to the south end on the bridge. The two centre lanes will be closed both ways to facilitate the upgrades, and there will be lane closures on the Hemlock on-ramp.

The city says in a release it anticipates delays during the “critical” work, though the bridge will remain partially open and it will try to keep sidewalks open as well. Parking on each side of the bridge will not be impacted.

The work will gradually shift northward on the bridge in November, affecting the 4th Ave. off-ramp and the Seymour on-ramp on the north end.

The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and is expected to be completed by the end of next year. The city says work hours could be extended to weekend and evenings if required.

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