Aug. 21, 2009
BLOOMFIELD (CNB) - Infrastructure improvements are being made to the Bloomfield Station (Kennebecasis #3) Bridge.
Transportation Minister Denis Landry announced today that the structure will be closed to traffic starting Monday, Aug. 24, for a three-week period.
"This steel bridge, located on the Bloomfield Station Road, was built in 1912, and is frequently used by motorists," said Landry. "It connects Route 121 with Centennial Drive, which directs motorists to the Trans-Canada Highway. At this point in its service life we need to carry out a total bridge deck replacement."
The cost of the work is estimated at more than $120,000, and will be done by Department of Transportation district crews. Detour signage informing motorists of alternate routes will be posted.
"Funds for the project come from the 2009-10 Department of Transportation bridge budget, which is getting results for people living in rural and urban communities," said Landry. "My department is being vigilant in monitoring and renewing the province's 2,900 bridges. We inspect our structures every two years. This enables us to schedule necessary investments that improve the efficiency and safety of our transportation network."
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.