The municipality utilizes a bridge inspection program to understand the condition of all municipally-owned bridges, and it was identified through this program that the bridge on Shore Road in Eastern Passage must be replaced. The bridge replacement work will also include 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
Road construction will begin on Monday, March 30. The closure of the bridge will begin Monday, April 6 until Saturday, June 27.
A Noise By-law exemption has been granted to complete portions of work that are affected by the timing of tides in the area. This means work may take place through the night or begin early in the morning hours from April 8-May 1 and May 11 - May 15, inclusive.