Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
For Immediate Release

VICTORIA, BC — A reminder that on Sunday, August 13 the Johnson Street Bridge and road approaches between Harbour Road and Wharf Street will be closed from approximately 5 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., while paving takes place between Wharf Street and the new bridge.

During the closure, the bridge and the streets on the downtown side of the bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic, however pedestrian and cyclist connections between downtown and the Victoria West neighbourhood will be maintained.

Advance warning signs are posted on streets approaching the work area to advise motorists of traffic changes. People walking and riding bikes should also look for re-routing signage, and follow directions from flaggers to make their way around the work zone. Commuters are advised to consider alternate routes to avoid delays during these times.

Paving is being done at this time to take advantage of favourable weather conditions. In the event that the work cannot be completed due to rain the paving work will be rescheduled to take place on Sunday August 20.

For more information on the closure plan and the project, visit www.JohnsonStreetBridge.com

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For More Information:
Rebecca Penz
Engagement Advisor
City of Victoria
250.661.0085
rpenz@victoria.ca