Lynn Creek Bridge has finally been rehabilitated, extending the bridge's service life by at least 30 years. With the completion of the bridge, four lanes of Highway 1 traffic will finally move back towards the bridge starting Monday, August 9, 2021. Travellers are asked to heed the posted speed limits and respect the signs put up.
A new concrete deck, bridge impact prevention, bearing replacement and a fresh coat of the trademark “Lions Gate green” paint was included in the renovations. The paint will help to protect the steel truss bridge and mask discolouration, allowing it to maintain its bright appearance.
“People who live or work in North Vancouver have long been frustrated with their commutes,” said Bowinn Ma, Minister of State for Infrastructure. “These upgrades to the Lynn Creek Bridge are an important complement to the Lower Lynn Improvements Project and will help improve safety and reliability for people travelling to and from the North Shore, especially during peak times.”
This traffic shift will permit crews to work on the Lower Lynn Improvements Project, finishing the last highway merging point and tie-in for the third westbound lane under the Mountain Highway Underpass on the Seymour Parkway westbound on-ramp. Drivers should be aware that construction of the neighbouring ramps and connection to Highway 1 will continue for the next few weeks to complete the final project this fall.
“It’s a good day for North Shore commuters with the opening of the reconditioned Lynn Creek Bridge,” said Susie Chant, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour. “The traffic shift will provide better traffic flow and shorten time spent in traffic for people living and working in the area, which is always a welcome relief.”