The municipality utilizes a bridge inspection program to understand the condition of all HRM owned bridges, and it was identified through this program that the bridge on Shore Road in Eastern Passage must be replaced. This bridge replacement work is to occur in 2020 along with some additional upgrades to existing infrastructure including:
- Replacement of Shore Road bridge (located between Francis Drive and Government Wharf Road)
- Installation of new concrete sidewalk (south side, from Cow Bay Road to Government Wharf Road)
- Replacement of existing asphalt sidewalk with new concrete sidewalk (north side, from Cow Bay Road to Government Wharf Road)
- Repaving of Shore Road from the Cow Bay Road to Oceanlea Drive
It is expected construction will start in March 2020. The overall project will require approximately 22 weeks of construction (expected to be March to August 2020) with 10 weeks required for the closure of the bridge (estimated closure April to June 2020 but exact timeline to be confirmed).