It’s been the cause of frustration for many North Shore residents recently – a 1.75 inch inch metal bump that crosses all three lanes of the Lions Gate Bridge.
Now, it looks like changes may be on the way.
The province has insisted it is safe to drive over the bump at the south end of the bridge at normal speeds.
But drivers are slowing down, concerned it will damage their cars.
It’s caused traffic backups every day this week so far, and now the province appears to be listening.
Fix on the way
The Ministry of Transportation says staff are currently reassessing the bump, and looking for alternatives that may reduce the height of those plates.
No word on when those changes will be put into place, but the metal plates are expected to stick around for another month.
Here is the full statement from the Ministry of Transportation:
“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.”