More overnight work has been done to help make the Lions Gate Bridge bump a little more driver friendly.
“Crews worked for about ten hours last night and got the advance plates put in front of the bump as well as paving the approaches. The rubber membranes are in; all lanes now have a much smoother approach.”
Executive director of highway operations Norm Parkes says the approach to the bump is now about five and a half feet before hitting the centre plate on each side.
He adds stretching out the bump and putting in the rubber membrane to avoid the metal-on-metal noise is making the drive much more forgiving.
“Motorists were taking at a little higher speed. They’re still hesitating, but they are taking it at a higher speed so I think it’s starting to work.”
Now, he says, crews are in wait and see mode before deciding if more adjustments will be made.
“We’re going to monitor how it’s performing today. So far, we’ve seen delays ranging from nothing to twenty minutes depending on which way the counterflow is in. If necessary, we’ll take additional action tonight.”