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Delta drivers should expect delays on Highway 99 with work underway

Work on damaged overpass expected to be completed by Feb.20

There will be nightly lane closures for southbound traffic on Highway 99 for an extended period as work is underway to repair a damaged overpass.

It was back in early June when a commercial vehicle’s oversized load struck the Cambie Road overpass near the Oak Street Bridge. It resulted in a temporary closure of Highway 99 as engineers assessed the damage.

Now work is proceeding to repair the overpass with southbound Highway 99 traffic reduced to one lane from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. There will be no overnight closures on Fridays and Saturdays. Work is expected to be completed by Feb. 20.

Drivers are asked to use caution and obey signage, traffic-control personnel and the construction zone speed limit.

Meanwhile, anyone heading to the U.S. border or White Rock via Highway 99 may also want to give themselves added time.

Bridge construction between the King George Highway and 32nd Avenue exits has been extended until March. A 24-hour speed reduction to 50 km/h is in place through the construction zone and often has led to southbound delays. Northbound lanes are impacted as well.