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Clearing up rush hour on Lions Gate Bridge

May 27, 2021  By Rock to Road Staff

Courtesy of the Government of B.C.

The Lions Gate Bridge is an important infrastructure in Vancouver, with an average of 60,000 drivers crossing daily. As so many drivers utilize the bridge, it’s crucial that the bridge and its traffic systems are up-to-date and working as efficiently as possible, to ensure safety and proper traffic flow, especially during peak times.

For this reason, the Lions Gate Bridge will undergo a project in June 2021 to upgrade its counterflow system, which will improve traffic flow for travellers between downtown Vancouver and the North Shore, and ensure the system’s long-term reliability.

The project, which will begin in mid-June and is projected to finish in mid-November 2021, will consist of replacing the field infrastructure that supports the traffic control devices and upgrading the software that controls the operation of the counterflow system. 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.

Keeping the workers’ safety as top priority, overnight lane closures are required for the duration of the project. Drivers can expect lane closures from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday to Thursday, with schedule adjustments as work progresses. Motorists are cautioned to obey signage and traffic control personnel. Closure details will be posted online at


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