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Royal Avenue on-ramp closure and detour to Pattullo Bridge in New West this week

Temporary nighttime closures of the Royal Avenue on-ramp and southbound bridge connector needed as part of Pattullo Bridge replacement project
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Motorists will need to take a detour to get onto the Pattullo Bridge on the evenings of Sept. 2, 23 and 25.

More detours are coming to Royal Avenue as part of the Pattullo Bridge replacement project.

Similar to the recent nighttime detours on Sept. 15 and 17, the Royal Avenue on-ramp and southbound bridge connector will be closed temporarily between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. so Fraser Crossing Partners can conduct utility investigation work. The closures are on Thursday, Sept. 22, Friday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 25

“The on-ramp closure and the bridge connector closure will not occur at the same time,” said a notice about the closure. “Drivers impacted by each closure will be directed to use the Columbia Street loop-ramp via McBride Boulevard … Detour signage will be in place.”

According to the project team, a small amount of hydrovaccing and saw cutting work may be required and will be undertaken as soon as the closures are implemented to minimize local noise impacts. A short period of noise is expected.

The Pattullo Bridge replacement project includes construction of a new four-lane bridge that will include modern, wider lanes, separated by a centre median barrier, as well as dedicated walking and cycling lanes on both sides of the bridge that are separated from traffic by a barrier. The new bridge is scheduled to open in 2024.