VICTORIA, BC – Beginning Monday, lane reductions will be in place on the Point Ellice (Bay Street) Bridge impacting east and west bound traffic. Flag persons will be in place to assist with traffic flow as crews conduct assessments of the bridge to inform future capital planning. Lane reductions will be in place throughout the week with work expected to be complete by Thursday, September 18. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes to avoid delays.

On the Johnson Street Bridge, westbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane beginning Monday. Lane reductions will continue be in place on the west side of the Johnson Street Bridge through September and October as crews finalize the new intersection of Harbour and Esquimalt Roads.

Later in September, the pedestrian and cyclists temporary access path at Harbour Road will be relocated and widened and cyclists will no longer be required to dismount. Harbour Road will remain closed to vehicles at Esquimalt Road until the end of the September.

In November and December, BC Hydro will work on the east side of the bridge to realign a hydro duct which will provide power to the new bridge.

The new bridge is expected to open to traffic in 2016. For more information, visit

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