As work on the new Johnson Street Bridge road approaches continues, drivers and cyclists can expect reduced lanes and detours when travelling through the area next week.
On the downtown side of the Johnson Street Bridge commuters travelling south along Wharf Street will be reduced to a single lane between Pandora Avenue and Johnson Street.
Wharf Street northbound lanes will be closed and detoured at Johnson Street to accommodate utility and road work.
Transit users should note a bus stop in front of the Salvation Army on Johnson Street has been relocated east to the opposite side of Waddington Alley to accommodate traffic flow and reduce congestion through the area.
On the west side of the bridge line painting will take place (weather permitting) on Monday along Harbour Road and a new traffic bike box will be painted on Harbour Road at Esquimalt Road.
Pedestrians will be detoured to avoid work areas. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians should watch for signage and flaggers to direct them through alternate routes. Access will be maintained in both directions across the Johnson Street Bridge at all times.
Work is being coordinated to minimize impacts to commuters as much as possible. Commuters may wish to take alternate routes to avoid delays.
The existing Johnson Street Bridge will continue to remain open throughout construction.
Source: City of Victoria