Some good news for commuters of the Lions Gate Bridge.
“We’ve made good progress overnight last night and the repair to the beam within the expansion joint is about 80 percent complete. We think we can get it completed overnight tonight and remove the bump while we defer work on the replacement of the expansion joint.”
Norm Parkes with the Ministry of Transportation is hopeful the infamous bump can be removed in advance of tomorrow’s morning commute.
However, it doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve seen the last of the bump, as the work on the bridge itself could be deferred until the fall.
“Phase One of the work will have been completed; the beam is repaired. And there’s other work we will need to schedule, and we will schedule it once there’s an appropriate time to do that.”
Parkes says the bump was originally supposed to be in place for two weeks, up to a month.
However, the arrival of some of the material has been delayed so rather than keeping the bump in place they’ll remove it temporarily.