Moody Street Overpass Opens Friday Morning


The day is finally here, the Moody Street Overpass is ready to fully reopen to traffic. Here’s the note from the City.

  • The single-lane counter-flow system that has been in place on the damaged Moody Street Overpass for the last few weeks will revert back to the normal two-way traffic flow starting Friday July 31, 2009 at 7:00 am
  • The bridge engineer has confirmed that bridge repair works are at the point where the overpass can now carry the design load.
  • The damaged concrete girder has been retrofitted with new steel reinforcements and concrete, and a structural steel I-Beam girder has been added to provide the necessary load carrying capacity.
  • The contractor will continue to complete remaining works in the next few weeks and there may be some temporary construction traffic control during working hours.
  • The City of Port Moody understands that this situation has caused inconvenience to commuters and appreciates the public’s patience and understanding.

This all started on June 24th when the Moody Street overpass was hit by a truck. The hydraulic lift arm of the truck was extended and acted as a battering ram against the east girder – a structural beam just below the railing.

While the long traffic snarl is finally coming to an end, this will intensify discussions about the need for the Murray-Clarke connector to connect Murray Street directly to Clarke Street.

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