Friday, April 14, 2017

West side residents to see Second Avenue Bridge closures during remediation work

Bridge closures are ahead for three
weeks as work continues on the
2nd Avenue Bridge on the west side
The City of Prince Rupert has expanded on their original notice of construction for the Second Avenue Bridge on the city's west side, with an additional advisory posted on Thursday that now informs those that use the bridge that starting April 19th, intermittent closures will be required as part of the ongoing remediation project.

As we noted on the blog last week, the project to reinforce the underneath portion of the structure began in the first week of the month, with an eight week timeline in place for the renovation work.

With that work now underway, the City will be intermittently closing the bridge for a period of three weeks, with an alternative route listed for those that travel between the Graham/Atlin area and the rest of the city.

Travellers will make use of the gravel roadway that travels along the rail yard on the harbour.

Access to Graham Avenue can be made through travel off of 2nd West, along 11th Street and across the roughed out roadway that leads to Graham.  

Travel through this area should be done at a slow speed owing to the rather rough nature of the roadway in that area.

A map has been provided by the city to blaze the trail from downtown to west side.
(click to expand)

The alternate route for those travelling to and from the west side
during bridge closures as part of the current remediation work

The bridge closure requirement will be in place from April 19 and May 5th, when workers will be lifting the structure, part of the process of replacement of the aged caps and piles.

Road closure signage and barricades will redirect traffic during those closure periods and transit and emergency service personnel have been advised of the pending closure.

More background on the bridge replacement program can be found here.

You can review more of the city's infrastructure work past and present from our archive page here.

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