The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure advises the travelling public that the weight limit on the Edmundston Madawaska-International Bridge is being lowered to five tonnes, effective Friday, October 27, 2017. Only passenger vehicles will be permitted to cross the bridge until further notice, for the safety of the travelling public.
This weight restriction is necessary after a recent inspection of the bridge revealed deterioration of floor beams and stringers.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is working with its partners at the Maine Department of Transportation to identify short-term repairs to increase the weight limit.
A feasibility student on the replacement or rehabilitation of the Edmundston-Madawaska International Bridge is ongoing.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure recognizes the inconvenience that this causes and thanks motorists for their patience and understanding. Please drive with caution and check nb511.ca for up-to-date traffic information.
July 10, 2017
Beginning on Monday, July 10, lane restrictions will be in effect on Route 2, the Trans Canada Highway, beginning at kilometre marker 385 for a distance of 1.5 kilometres. Traffic will be reduced to one lane both eastbound and westbound until November 1, 2017. The lane restrictions are not expected to have any significant impact on traffic flow.
Wide loads traveling in the westbound direction will be limited to a maximum of 4.4 metres and to 6.6 metres in the eastbound direction. The speed limit through this construction area will be reduced to 90 kilometres per hour.
Motorists are asked to heed the reduced speed limits through this area.
The public is encouraged to call 511 or visit NB511.ca for updates on planned construction and maintenance activities. Traffic advisory
Commencement of Construction Activities
May 10, 2017
Please be advised that construction on the new Petitcodiac bridge will commence the week of May 15, 2017. There will be some temporary lane closures and changes in traffic patterns during this start-up period. The travelling public is urged to proceed with caution, as is necessary in any construction zone, and to allow additional time for travel when crossing the causeway. The detour is scheduled to be completed in August 2017.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has concluded that the Jemseg River Bridge and the Kouchibouguacis River Bridge will be permanently closed to traffic and decommissioned.