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System upgrade coming to Lions Gate Bridge counterflow

System upgrade coming to Lions Gate Bridge counterflow

VANCOUVER – Work is scheduled to begin in June on an upgrade to the counterflow system of the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver.

The B.C. government has awarded a $4.7 million contract for the system upgrade to Paladin Technologies Inc. of Vancouver.

The system will improve traffic flow for people travelling between Vancouver and the North Shore and will include replacing field infrastructure that supports traffic control devices. Software controlling operation of the counterflow system will be upgraded and the signal heads above the travel lanes along the Stanley Park Causeway and on the Lions Gate Bridge will be replaced with modern LED lane-control signals.

The Lions Gate Bridge counterflow system was implemented in 1994 to alleviate traffic congestion on the approaches to the three-lane bridge. The system has operated reliably and has been maintained and rehabilitated with various upgrades taking place, including a major rehabilitation in 2002.

Overnight lane closures are required for the duration of the project and closure details will be posted at www.drivebc.ca.

The project is expected to run from mid-June to mid-November 2021.

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