Bay Street’s Point Ellice Bridge reopens early ahead of Monday commute

Bay Street's Point Ellice Bridge reopens early ahead of Monday commute
City of Victoria
Point Ellice Bridge reopened Sunday1 ahead of a scheduled opening on Monday, the City of Victoria said in a tweet

After closing for upgrades in May 2019, the Point Ellice Bridge on Bay Street has reopened to daytime two-way traffic.

Officials with the City of Victoria say the project remains on schedule and final upgrades will continue throughout November until completion.

The City of Victoria says these final upgrades will lead to restrictions in eastbound traffic during evening periods  Sunday – Thursday from 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. (open to two-way traffic Friday/Saturday evenings). 

These upgrades will not affect daytime traffic and two-way access across the bridge from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Upgrades to the bridge include 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, for a budget of $6.1 million.

The City of Victoria advises the public to still use caution while travelling near the construction zone and to obey all signage until the project is completed. Local access will be maintained adjacent to the bridge to businesses and homes in the area, and the City and its contractor will continue to work to minimize disruptions.


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