UPDATE: The 152 Street/Highway 99 was open both directions Sunday following more than three months of single-direction traffic.
(As of 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Highway 99 was still single-lane northbound.)
The 152 Street overpass in South Surrey is expected to be fully reopened “in the coming days,” the transportation ministry announced Friday morning.
Emergency repairswere triggered by damage caused in early December, when an overheight vehicle hit the structure, are “nearly complete.”
The overpass has been restricted to southbound traffic only for the past three months – causing frustration for commuters and area businesses alike; Highway 99 traffic has also been limited northbound, while repairs were being done.
Repair work got underway in February, and had initially been anticipated to finish in April.
A news release issued Friday morning states both Highway 99 northbound lanes will be reopened following reopening of the northbound 152 Street lane.
Work still remaining includes finishing the reconstruction of the concrete deck, sidewalk and railings on the bridge, then reinstalling the cable median barrier on Highway 99.
“The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure thanks motorists for their patience while lane closures were in place to ensure the safety of travellers and construction workers during this necessary repair work,” the release states.
— BC Transportation (@TranBC) March 2, 2018