Moody Street Overpass and Golden Spike Days


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Tense moments this week as a garbage truck slammed into the Moody Street Overpass, taking a sizable chunk of the bridge out and creating traffic gridlock throughout Port Moody. Luckily nobody was hurt, but this critical road link is leaving a lot of people and events scrambling to put new plans into action.

On Friday, the single eastbound lane was reopened to pedestrians and cars, but this still leaves the Golden Spike Days Festival feeling a little antsy.

Mandy Ellis, the Assistant Coordinator of the Festival sent out this notice on Thursday…

Please note that due to the temporary closure of overpass, festival-goers are encouraged more than ever to bike or walk to the Spike. But not to worry, the show will go on!

A shuttle bus is still available for commuters parking at Moody Elementary School, among the other locations listed on our website. Also, attendees can park at Inlet Park.

A bike check will be available at the main gate for cyclists (thanks to sponsor Secret Cycles), with great prizes to be won including a brand new Kona mountain bike valued at $445.00.

Here is the link to the Golden Spike Days Website where you can find the information about parking and shuttle buses that will be running.

Map of Parking Facilities and Shuttle Bus Routes

Map of Parking Facilities and Shuttle Bus Routes

Parking will be available at Inlet Park on Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5th, and the West Coast Express station will have parking on Saturday and Sunday.

Hopefully the overpass will be open before next weekend, but even if it doesn’t, the organizers have great contingency plans in place and fun will be had by all. Can’t wait!

Update on Tuesday, June 30th: With the overpass running as a one-lane counterflow bridge, the Festival has made arrangements for a second shuttle bus to ferry festival goers from the different parking lots available on the shuttle bus route.

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