Good news for early morning commuters – the Pattullo bridge opened a few hours ahead of schedule.
The span was originally scheduled to open at 5AM, but in a tweet at 1:15AM Drive BC declared it to be open.
New Westminster Police later confirmed the bridge was open to single lanes between Surrey and New Westminster.
It will stay that way while construction continues until the end of September.
The bridge will be closed two nights per week, and one weekend a month.
Closure dates will be posted on TransLink’s website as they become available.
Pedestrians and cyclists will have access to the bridge at all times.