Mainroad Howe Sound Contracting has been contracted to work on the current joint replacement on the Lions Gate Bridge. Safety of the travelling public is the Ministry’s and Mainroad’s highest priority.
The Ministry issued the following statement on August 18th, 2015:
We understand that the 1.75 inch metal ‘bump’ that spans all three lanes of the Lions Gate Bridge near the south end is causing many drivers to slow down resulting in traffic delays. Safety of the travelling public is the ministry’s highest priority and this bump should not cause any concern for travellers.
While the metal plates in place are designed to accommodate all vehicles travelling on the bridge at regular speeds, we are looking at possible alternatives that may reduce the height of the plates and make it a smoother ride for those travelling on the bridge. We expect to have more information in the coming days.
In the meantime, we ask anyone planning to travel on the Lions Gate Bridge to be aware of the 1.75” high metal plate near the south end of the bridge. These plates are in place while night-time work is done on the bridge and will be there for approximately another month.