Penniac Bridge to be closed for renovations (10/05/06)

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May 6, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The Penniac Bridge (Nashwaak River Bridge #3) will be closed for repairs for about six weeks starting Monday, May 10. Motorists are encouraged to use Route 8 and Route 628 (River Street in Marysville) as alternates.

"We are making key infrastructure investments, such as the Penniac Bridge upgrades, to deliver lasting benefits to people and communities while strengthening our provincial highway network," said Transportation Minister Denis Landry.

Department of Transportation crews will be replacing the wooden bridge deck and approaches as well as upgrading the wearing surface. The bridge was built in 1964.

Funding is from the Department of Transportation's $439.3-million capital budget for 2010-11.


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