The Mount Vernon Avenue Bridge (MVAB) officially closed to traffic on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Due to the bridge closure, there is no direct access for motorists, pedestrians, or bicyclists who wish to cross Mount Vernon Avenue between 2nd Street and 5th Street. Detour information is being provided through digital message boards, detour signs, and arrow boards have been installed along the motorist detour.
Motorist Detour Information:
Pedestrian Detour Information:
To support pedestrians, bicyclists, and the disabled, with a convenient detour option while the bridge is closed, SBCTA has partnered with Omnitrans to offer a complimentary bus service. To access the complimentary bus service:
Step 1: CHOOSE where to begin your trip – at the north end of the bridge, go to the bus stop at 5th Street/Mount Vernon Avenue (Route 3/4 or Route 14); from the south end of the bridge, go to the bus stop at 2nd Street/Metrolink Way (Route 1).
Step 2: SAY “Bridge Detour” to the bus driver when you board for the complimentary fare.
Step 3: TRANSFER at the Transit Center and continue to Route 1 (exit at 2nd Street/Metrolink Way) or Route 3/4 and Route 14 (exit at 5th Street/ Mount Vernon Avenue) to reach the other side of the bridge.
Please note: Businesses will remain open during construction and access to businesses on Mount Vernon Avenue at 2nd Street and 5th Street, and on Mount Vernon Avenue between W. Kingman Street and 5th Street, will be maintained.
Sign up to receive construction alerts and detour information directly to your email by signing up at the project page, gosbcta.com/mtvernonbridge.