New Left Turn on West Side of Bridge Opens This Week

April 23 2014

This week, a new left-hand turn into the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort will be open on the west side of the Johnson Street Bridge. With the new entrance in place, the old entrance off the Johnson Street Bridge will close to make way for the next stage of bridge construction on the west side.

Originally anticipated to be complete by mid-May, this work has been completed ahead of schedule.

The new left-hand turn will be for vehicles arriving at the hotel from downtown. Bus traffic, vehicles travelling east and exiting the hotel parking lot will use Tyee Road. The two westbound lanes off the bridge will remain in place.

Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane after 6 p.m. Wednesday evening as crews prepare final traffic changes. The bridge will remain open while work is underway.

The E&N Trail connection at Tyee Road that was closed to accommodate the work is now open to pedestrians and eastbound cyclists. Westbound cyclists wishing to connect to Kimta Road from the Johnson Street Bridge will be rerouted along Esquimalt Road to turn left at Tyee Road. Once the new bridge is complete, the E&N Trail will connect with the new multi-use trail over the new Johnson Street Bridge.

Eventually, the new hotel entrance will connect with a new four-way signalled intersection at Harbour and Esquimalt Roads connecting to the new Johnson Street Bridge. Once the new intersection is complete and the bridge is open, there will be a two-way road access to the hotel and future waterfront green space.

Traffic impacts are also expected this week and next week along Wharf and Store Streets as crews complete work related to the new Janion development and finish paving and remarking roads as the final stage of the replacement of 100-year-old water, sewer, and storm water utilities.

The public’s continued patience is appreciated.

New Left-Hand Turn Hotel Entrance

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