Construct work on Burrard Bridge set to begin in February

Finally the much needed repair work to the Burrard Bridge is slated to start. This from the Engineering department of the City of Vancouver:

RE: Burrard Bridge Improvements

The City of Vancouver will be undertaking structural improvements to the Burrard Bridge starting in February 2014. The work involves replacement of expansion joints on the bridge deck, replacement of bearings under the bridge deck, and concrete repairs to the underside of the bridge. The expansion joint work will be the most impactful due to lane closures on the bridge and is expected to take five months to complete. The bearing replacement and concrete repairs will take seven months to complete but have little impact to the public.

During construction, you can expect the following:

· Lane closures on the bridge deck: Starting in February, one northbound vehicle lane will be closed and the contractor will begin the joint replacement within this lane. Continuing in March, a second vehicle lane will be closed reducing the bridge to three vehicle lanes. The bridge will operate with two lanes northbound and one southbound from March–July. Dedicated lanes for cyclists and pedestrians will be maintained throughout construction.

· Weekend and overnight work: To minimize traffic impacts, some of the work will be scheduled on weekends and overnight. This is expected in April and May.

· Noise typical of construction work: Please note that noise during the overnight work will be minimal.

If you would like to learn more about the project, please visit the City’s website at or contact Richard Franco at 604-873-7623 or

Richard Franco | Structures Project Coordinator | 604-873-7623 |
City of Vancouver

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