Counterflow Operations

A counterflow system allows operators to change the direction of traffic in one or more lanes to create more efficient traffic flow, especially during peak periods

Operators monitor the Lions Gate Bridge and George Massey Tunnel 24/7, adjusting lanes based on traffic, visibility and weather conditions.

Approximate weekday counterflow times are as follows:  

Lions Gate Bridge

  • 6:00 to 9:30 am
    Two lanes southbound, one lane northbound
  • 3:00 to 7:00 pm
    Two lanes northbound, one lane southbound

    Lions Gate Bridge Highway Cam Live Image

 

George Massey Tunnel

September to June:

  • 5:45 to 9:30 am
    Three lanes northbound, one lane southbound
  • 3 to 6:30 pm
    Three lanes southbound, one lane northbound

July and August:

  • 5:45 to 9:00 am
    Three lanes northbound, one lane southbound
  • 3:15 to 6:00 pm
    Three lanes southbound, one land northbound

    George Massey Tunnel Highway Cam Live Image