Two-way traffic will reopen on the Point Ellice Bridge (the Bay Street Bridge) on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s Bay Street Bridge to re-open on Monday

Two-way traffic will be going through during the day

Five months after construction began, the Point Ellice Bridge – more commonly known as the Bay Street Bridge – re-opens to two-way traffic on Monday as the final repairs wrap up.

READ MORE: City says traffic pattern on Bay Street Bridge will stay as is until October

Since May 21, only westbound traffic has been able to go through as the bridge underwent a $6.1 million upgrade. The asphalt roadway was replaced, repairs done on the concrete deck, and lead paint under the bridge was removed.

In May the City predicted the bridge would reopen at the end of October.

Two-way traffic will be open during the day as of Oct. 28, but starting in November the lanes will once again pare down to one-way traffic in the evenings as workers do some final painting on the structure. The evening closures will run Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., and should be completed by the end of November.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com

Like us on Facebook Send a Tweet to @NicoleCrescenzi
and follow us on Instagram

Just Posted

500 pounds of turkey served at Cool Aid community Christmas dinner

Annual dinner serves hundreds of community members

VIDEO: Annual Tuba Christmas concert draws large crowd to Market Square

Over 100 tuba and euphonium players gathered to play festive tunes

Revisit Christmas past as Point Ellice House displays Victorian-era traditions

Antique bobbles, cards, decor and more are on display

Bold and brassy quintet touches down at UVic

Internationally recognized Canadian Brass performing with Victoria Symphony on Dec. 21

Saanich church kicks off holidays with peaceful Winter Solstice service

St. Luke’s song-filled Christmas services come later

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid

Vancouver visits Vegas on Sunday

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers

Some marching orders come from the Liberal Party’s campaign, while others are new additions

Scheer’s resignation tips party into internal war over school tuition payments

The Conservatives have a Toronto convention already scheduled for April

Most Read