The Westmorland Street Bridge will be reduced to two lanes of traffic this summer from June 23 to August 26 due to construction.
Repairs will include concrete deck rehabilitation, paving, replacement of several expansion joints on the sidewalk and ramps and concrete barrier replacement on the northwest ramp of the bridge. Paving will also be carried out on Devonshire Drive.
The work will be carried out in phases and no full bridge closures will occur. There will be a minimum of one lane of service in each direction at all times.
During Phase One, work will be carried out on the southbound lanes, ramps and sidewalk. The sidewalk will not be accessible during this phase. Phase Two will close the northbound lanes and ramps. All work is expected to be completed by September 12.
Since delays on the bridge are expected, motorists are encouraged to change their driving habits during this time to promote safety and help reduce traffic congestion.
This includes exploring flex time at work; taking vacation; walking or biking, carpooling or using transit; allowing extra time to complete errands; reducing or combining trips across the bridge; and, trying alternate river crossings such as the Princess Margaret Bridge.
For more information on ways to reduce traffic congestion, Park & Go locations, bike rack locations in the downtown, or trail and bike lane etiquette, check out the Related Content section of the City of Fredericton’s web page at www.fredericton.ca