The Canadian National Railway (CN) is planning to complete rehabilitation/ repairs in 2019 on three cost-shared structures within the municipality at Quinpool Road, Belmont on the Arm and Marlborough Woods.
Pending final approval by Regional Council of the 2019/20 capital program (Belmont on the Arm and Marlborough Woods) and the cost-sharing agreements with CN, the work will include:
- Rehabilitation to the arch bridge structures (responsibility of CN)
- Full replacement of the paved surface and railing at each location. The sidewalks at Quinpool and Marborough will also be replaced* (responsibility of the Halifax Regional Municipality)
*Note: There is insufficient room for a sidewalk to be installed at Belmont (currently there is not a sidewalk at this location).
The Halifax Regional Municipality is working closely with CN, as well as colleagues at Halifax Water to ensure proper planning and coordination for the proposed work at each location.
There will be two separate tenders issued by CN for this work: one tender for work at the Quinpool bridge and one tender for combined work at the Belmont and Marlborough bridges.
The nature of the work requires that the three bridges be closed for the duration of the CN Bridges Rehabilitation Project.
Once work commences, motorists should expect traffic delays on routes normally requiring access to and from the CN bridges at Quinpool Road, Belmont on the Arm and Marlborough Woods.
The following highlights construction details at each location, as well as transportation detours where necessary: