Jacquet River bridge to be reduced to one lane (09/07/31)

NB 1069

July 31, 2009

JACQUET RIVER (CNB) - The Jacquet River Bridge on Route 134 (Parish of Durham) will be reduced to one lane from Tuesday, Aug. 4, to Friday, Aug. 28.

Department of Transportation crews will be carrying out a $70,000-maintenance project. They will repair the bridge decking; waterproof the bridge; and improve the curb and sidewalk. Funding is coming from the department's $385.8 million capital budget for 2009-10. The steel beam bridge, built in 1961, is 80 m long.

"The Department of Transportation is making very good progress performing work on many structures throughout the province," said Landry. "This work in Jacquet River is scheduled as a result of the inspection program done every two years on all 2,900 bridges in the province. Structures that are 50 years old or more are looked at every spring."

Landry cautioned motorists to be patient and reduce their speeds in construction zones. Fines have doubled for speeding in construction zones.


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