May 22, 2009
CLAIR (CNB) - An informal public information session will be held by the Department of Transportation concerning the replacement of the Clair - Fort Kent International Bridge, Transportation Minister Denis Landry announced today. The session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, at the Complex Multi Fonctionnel, 325 Long Blvd., Clair, and will last from 4 - 7 p.m.
"The current bridge, built in 1930, is a steel through truss structure nearing the end of its service life," said Landry. "This government is proposing to replace the existing structure with a new bridge that would be located immediately downstream from the existing one."
Landry said that the new structure will have an expected service life of 75 years, and be completed over two construction seasons. The current bridge will remain open to traffic during this period, then be decommissioned once the new structure is in service.
Members of the public and interested parties will be able to view the conceptual design during the session. Officials from the Department of Transportation will be available to discuss the bridge plans and answer questions.
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.