Starting today the 5th Street Bridge will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic for the rest of the rehabilitation project. 

That means you should expect delays on your commute until October. 

The City of Courtenay says the sidewalk on the north side of the bridge (Lewis Park) remains temporarily closed at this time. 

People who are walking, or walking their bikes across, must use the south-side pedestrian walkway until further notice.

Once the traffic signals and scaffolding are fully installed, the bridge will be wrapped in a heavy plastic to protect the surrounding ­­­environment during paint removal.

The city also says a full closure of the bridge may happen throughout the rest of the project.

For more information on the 5th Street Bridge Project, or get email updates, visit the City of Courtenay’s website