George Massey Tunnel to close nights of May 28 and 29

The George Massey Tunnel on Highway 99 will be closed in both directions from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. May 28 and 29, according to the province. || B.C. government photo.
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Customers travelling through the Tsawwassen ferry terminal may need to take a detour later this week.

The George Massey Tunnel on Highway 99 will be closed in both directions from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. May 28 and 29 to allow testing of the tunnel’s fire suppression system and overhead lane control signals, according to the provincial government.

Lanes in both directions will be closed, although emergency vehicles will still be able to use the tunnel when necessary, the province said. 

BC Ferries said the closure could affect customers travelling on the following sailings:

  • 8:15 p.m. sailing on May 28 from Duke Point to Tsawwassen
  • 9 p.m. sailing on May 28 from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen
  • 10:45 p.m. sailing on May 28 from Duke Point to Tsawwassen
  • 10:45 p.m. sailing on May 28 from Tsawwassen to Duke Point
  • 9 p.m. sailing on May 29 from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen

A detour is available for all regular and commercial traffic via Highway 91 and the Alex Fraser Bridge:

  • Northbound Highway 99 traffic should detour around the closed George Massey Tunnel by taking Exit 16 Route 91 toward Alex Fraser Bridge
  • Southbound Highway 99 traffic should detour around the closed George Massey Tunnel via Exit 37 Route 91 toward Alex Fraser Bridge

Signs will be set up in advance of these exits to advise drivers of the tunnel closure, the province said.

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