Upgrades to be made to Westmorland Street Bridge area (09/08/18)

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Aug. 18, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Upgrades to the ramps at the south end of the Westmorland Street Bridge and to St. Anne's Point Drive in Fredericton will begin this week, Transportation Minister Denis Landry announced today.

"The contractor is planning to mill (start resurfacing) the Smythe Street off-ramp on Wednesday, Aug. 19, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., and mill the Regent Street on-ramp on Thursday, Aug. 20, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.," said Landry. "The ramps will be closed to traffic during this period."

Landry said that the Smythe Street on-ramp and the Regent Street off-ramp will be milled next week, with the dates to be determined. The ramps will be closed to traffic during this period as well.

"During the next two weeks, motorists can expect construction activity from the Regent Street area around to the Smythe Street area in both directions between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., stopping just short of the intersections," said Landry.

The improvements are part of a contract awarded to Springhill Construction of Fredericton. The company is also resurfacing 10 kilometres from the New Maryland village limits (Route 101) to the O'Leary Road area past Beaverdam. The value of both projects is more than $2.4 million, and is part of the Department of Transportation's 2009-10 capital budget.


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