Bastion Bridge to close for repairs

Bridge closure will take place June 8 - June 26, 2020


The Bastion Street Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning June 8, 2020 as crews complete work to correct an issue with the bridge deck joints. During the closure, a detour for vehicle traffic will be in place and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout. Work is expected to be complete in approximately three weeks.

In 2019, extensive work was completed on the bridge including seismic retrofitting, resurfacing, new way-finding signage and back-lit coloured panels between the bridge piers. For more information on this completed project, visit the City website at

Link to Strategic Plan: The project supports the City of Nanaimo's commitment to asset management.

Key Points

  • Bastion Street Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic June 8 - 26, 2020
  • Pedestrian access across the bridge will be maintained during the bridge closure.


"The amount of work to be completed is much less compared to all the work done on the bridge and below the bridge deck last year so we can expect the road to reopen by the end of June. The City would like to thank the public for their patience while the bridge is closed."

Manager, Engineering Projects
City of Nanaimo


Phil Stewart
Manager, Engineering Projects
City of Nanaimo

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