BC’s Executive Director of Highway Operations says they’ve learned from the Lions Gate bump fiasco, which snarled traffic, caused major delays and even diverted buses away from the bridge to the sea bus.
Norm Parkes, with the Ministry of Transportation, says drivers should notice a significant improvement by tomorrow morning.
He says workers are making the transition over the bump smoother- and putting rubber between the two metal plates, so it doesn’t make noise when you cross it.
“I think we did a pretty good job once we saw what was happening and came up with a solution. We learned from it, absolutely, I think we’ve learned some things about the effect that the noise has, because others time we’ve done it, we haven’t had the metal on metal, and I think the height is one we will definitely be paying attention to.”
He confirms the only warnings drivers got was a notice through “Drive BC.”
The bump will be there for a few more weeks until repair work is complete.
It even has its own parody twitter handle; @LionsGateBump