Traffic is moving a little slower than usual across the Lions Gate Bridge following technical difficulties with the bridge’s lane control boards this morning.
While traffic is still slowly moving in both directions, commuters are being told to expect heavy delays today because technical difficulties have impeded operators from using their traffic boards for lane control, according to the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
“There’s not a lane that’s completely shut, it’s just that there’s more congestion because they’re not able to … implement the counter-flow lane,” said Sukhi Tomana, ministry spokeswoman.
Currently, the bridge and Stanley Park causeway have been switched to two lanes heading northbound with one lane left for southbound traffic.
UPDATE - #BCHwy99 - #LionsGateBridge is experiencing technical difficulties. Crews are on scene. The bridge and #StanleyPark causeway have been switched to 2 lanes Northbound and 1 lane Southbound. Expect heavy delays. Thank you for your patience.#Vancouver #NorthVan #WestVan pic.twitter.com/EHtRWEk2gL— Drive BC (@DriveBC) November 2, 2019
“They have their electrical contractor on site right now and they’ hoping to have it fixed within the next few hours," said Tomana.
Lions Gate Bridge is monitored 24/7 by dedicated traffic control operators.