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An update on Ladner bridge upgrades

The Westminster Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project is part of an ongoing program to repair Delta’s vehicular and pedestrian bridge structures
The small bridge spans over the Chilluckthan Slough and connects Ladner Village to the residential neighbourhood to the east.

The City of Delta is advising motorists that a road closure at Ladner Village has been extended until mid-February.

The Westminster Avenue Bridge, located near Elliott Street and Westminster Avenue, remains closed for further rehabilitation work. A traffic management plan will be in place to reroute drivers.

According to the city’s engineering department, the Westminster Avenue Bridge was constructed in 1956 and has no record of rehabilitation work.

In 2014, Delta installed truck load limit signage at the structure following recommendations from a load evaluation.

In recent years, Delta has installed gates along the Chillukthan Slough that control the water flow during the irrigation season, the engineering department notes, adding this change in hydraulic flow and speed may have further contributed to the deterioration of the bridge.

The city a couple of years ago awarded a contract valued at $117,500 for an engineering consultant to undertake detailed design and construction management for the rehabilitation. Last summer the city award a contract valued at almost $651,000 to undertake the project, which includes deck resurfacing.

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