Traffic advisory: bridge in St. George reduced to one lane (09/07/28)

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July 28, 2009

ST. GEORGE (CNB) - Motorists are advised that the Magaguadavic River # 2 Upper Bridge located on Main Street in St. George will be reduced to one lane, starting Wednesday, July 29.

Transportation Minister Denis Landry announced today that crews will be undertaking an $80,000 deck rehabilitation project on the 35-year-old bridge. The construction is expected to last four weeks, weather permitting.

"Traffic lights will be in place to assist motorists in terms of directing the flow of vehicles," said Landry. "Department of Transportation personnel will be jack-hammering on the bridge, patching and repairing concrete. They will also be applying a seal and some coating to improve the skid resistance."

Landry reminded motorists to be patient and adjust their travel times to account for delays.

"Our crews are doing important work to make our highways and bridges safer for all of us," said Landry. "We ask for the co-operation of motorists to please reduce their speeds and be watching for workers in these areas. Fines have doubled if you are caught speeding in construction zones."

Funds for the project are from the department's record-breaking $385.8-million capital budget.


MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation 506-453-5634.