Work on the Johnson Street Bridge has required the old bridge to remain raised the past two days. The City of Victoria is targeting a 5 p.m. Monday reopening of the old bridge, so commuters heading west may wish to plan an alternate route home. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Target reopening time for Johnson Street Bridge remains 5 p.m. today

Commuters to Esquimalt, Victoria West and West Shore advised to plan alternate route to be safe

For commuters looking to plan their drive home from downtown Victoria today, the City is still projecting a 5 p.m. reopening of the old Johnson Street Bridge, following the completion of construction work on the new bridge today.

There was earlier talk from project director Jonathan Huggett that there was a chance the bridge might reopen sooner than 5 p.m., but a City spokesperson told the News around 2 p.m. that the target was still 5 p.m. The City plans to make an announcement to media as soon as the bridge is open.

BC Transit is not as optimistic, stating in their active alert that the bridge will be closed until approximately 7 p.m. Monday night. And that due to heavy congestions, Route 10 — James Bay to Royal Jubilee — will not be servicing Esquimalt due to heavy congestion.

Stay tuned here to get up to date information, or if you’re leaving downtown before 5, plan an alternate route. The Bay Street corridor has been very congested at time the past couple of days with the old bridge sitting in the raised position to accommodate the work on the new bridge.

editor@vicnews.com

Just Posted

After dark: Sandown construction goes overnight

Noise concerns from Sidney could stop nighttime work schedule

Duncan family says care home switched mom’s cat with robot cat

Staff alleged to have said they were taking cat for bath, then replaced her with robotic stuffed toy

BC SPCA proposes fines for animal mistreatment, reduction in commercial trade

Animal welfare group’s ideas brought to Victoria councillors

New Victoria graving dock will offer high-paying jobs

New facility will reuse and treat any water required for repair process

Trial date delayed in case of slain Oak Bay sisters

Case of Andrew Berry, charged in deaths of daughters, will reconvene in three weeks

B.C. Games open with Olympic touch

The 2018 B.C. Winter Games kicked off in Kamloops

Suspect and Mountie bitten by police dog during arrest near Nanaimo

Two suspects were arrested in connection with a stolen pickup truck in Cassidy on Thursday evening

B.C. ski cross racer wins Olympic gold

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa wins the gold medal in thrilling fashion in PyeongChang

All aboard! Job fair ports this weekend in Victoria

Find out about the hundreds of jobs in Victoria’s cruise ship industry

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Sooke mom hopeful for funding to treat child’s debilitating arthritis

Jillian Lanthier ‘prays’ for $19,000 per-dose drug for her son

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Saanich steps up recreation registration

Saanich has unveiled its new parks and recreation registration and facility booking system

Okanagan real estate agents brace for speculation tax impact

“There’s a real potential for a domino effect to hurt the market in Kelowna.”

Most Read