The closure of Saint John's Harbour Bridge planned for Thursday and Friday have been delayed to Sunday.
Department of Transportation spokesperson Tyler McLean said the planned repaving that was expected to cause the closures has been rescheduled because of rain in the forecast.
He said the decision was made at around 3 p.m. Thursday.
Earlier on Thursday the province said drivers should expect "intermittent full-bridge closures," so crews can repave the road. That work will instead be moved to Sunday, when crews will try to finish the work in one day.
"The intermittent closures will accommodate paving equipment arriving on site," McLean said.
"These intermittent closures will be infrequent, short, but necessary."
Lane reduction extended to December
The bridge has been reduced to two lanes for the last two seasons as part of a provincial five-year overhaul project. The two-lane reduction is expected to last longer than expected this year.
Last week, Transportation Minister Jeff Carr told Information Morning the resurfacing is expected to be done before the end of November.
However, snow and rain have delayed the paving of the east end of the bridge, the department said, and that's now planned for the week of Dec. 5.
Once paving is done, the department said crews will move the barriers and paint lines, ending work on the bridge for the winter season.
The closures and lane-reductions are expected to end Dec. 16.