As reported on CTV News, Vancouver’s Granville Street Bridge is set to get a significant facelift and six design options have been released by the city.
The city says the eight-lane bridge is underused. The redesign would convert some traffic lanes to cycling and walking lanes on the major artery into the Vancouver’s downtown core.
After releasing possible designs, the public is now being asked to weigh in as part of the second phase of engagement in the bridge’s upgrades.
So far, nearly $35 million worth of maintenance and repairs on the 65-year-old bridge have been underway for almost a year.
The structural upgrade project began in October of 2018 and, along with a redesign, includes maintenance of the concrete and steel on the bridge as well as replacing some of the expansion joints and bearings.