Work will get underway in June on a project to upgrade the counterflow system on the Lions Gate Bridge.
The signal heads above the travel lanes along the Stanley Park Causeway and on the Lions Gate Bridge will be replaced with modern LED lane-control signals.
For the contractor to safely perform this work, overnight lane closures are required for the duration of the project, says Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructre.
When work begins in mid-June, drivers can expect lane closures from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday to Thursday.
The project is expected to run from mid-June to mid-November 2021.
The schedule will be adjusted as work progresses.
On average, 60,000 drivers cross the Lions Gate Bridge every day.
Drivers depend on the counterflow system to reduce travel times in peak periods. Major components of the system will be replaced during this upgrade to ensure its long-term reliability.
The work includes replacing the field infrastructure that supports the traffic control devices and upgrading the software that controls the operation of the counterflow system.
Motorists are cautioned to obey signage and traffic control personnel.
The Government of B.C. has awarded a $4.7-million contract for the system upgrade to Paladin Technologies Inc. of Vancouver.
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