Friday, July 8, 2016

Second Avenue Bridge project to start Monday

Work starts Monday on the
Second Avenue Bridge project
Residents looking to travel from the west side to downtown and beyond could be facing a few delays over the next eight weeks as work begins on a major renovation of the city's Second Avenue Bridge.

The City of Prince Rupert posted a notice to its website today providing some background to the project, which will see Broadwater Industries take on the task of the major overhaul of the vital link for residents of the Graham and Atlin area of the city.

As we outlined on the blog in June, the project had been put out for tender with the scope of the work to take place to include the removal of existing asphalt and tensoring rods, placement of new sleeves, rods and an electrical conduit for the aging structure. Prep work for paving will also be required as part of the project, though the actual paving work will be provided by others.

One positive aspect of the work will be that the bridge won't be closed completely to vehicle traffic, the City's Notice of Friday notes that travel will be reduced to one lane starting on Monday July 11th, however bus and pedestrian traffic won't be impacted by the work.

Speed limit signs will be posted during the eight week project and traffic controllers will be in place to control the flow of traffic during the work hours.

More background on the announcement can be found here.

Further information on Bids and Tenders from the City can be found here, while a look at items related to infrastructure issues can be found here.

Notes on topics of discussion at City Council can be found on our Council Archive page.

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