Bay Street bridge now open to traffic in both directions

Bay Street bridge now open to traffic in both directions
The Point Ellice brdige reopened to two-way vehicle traffic on Oct. 28, 2019.

The Point Ellice (Bay Street) Bridge in Victoria is once again open to daytime vehicle traffic in both directions following a five-month closure of the eastbound lane.

The eastbound lane had been closed since May 21 for a $6.1 million construction project. It was expected to reopen at the end of October.

More work is scheduled to be done on the bridge throughout the rest of October and November. The city says the eastbound lane will be closed Sunday to Thursday from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. But the bridge will be open to two-way traffic on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The construction project includes repairs to the concrete deck, rust protection of the steel, resurfacing the bridge deck and stripping and painting the steel on the underside of the bridge. The contract was awarded to Seismic 2000, with the federal and provincial governments contributing $1.2 million each for the project.


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