5th Street Bridge Project begins in Courtenay

The 5th Street Bridge Project, which began April 14, is expected to take 6 months to complete. Scott Stanfield photoThe 5th Street Bridge Project, which began April 14, is expected to take 6 months to complete. Scott Stanfield photo
Scaffolding is needed to prevent lead paint and contaminants from entering the Courtenay River.Scaffolding is needed to prevent lead paint and contaminants from entering the Courtenay River.
The bridge will soon be reduced to single lane traffic in alternating directions.The bridge will soon be reduced to single lane traffic in alternating directions.
Visit www.courtenay.ca/fifthstreetbridge for more information.Visit www.courtenay.ca/fifthstreetbridge for more information.

The 5th Street Bridge rehabilitation project began Thursday in Courtenay. The $6.5 million is expected to take six months to complete.

Scaffolding, needed to prevent lead paint and contaminants from entering the Courtenay River, will narrow the vehicle travelling lanes, reducing available lane width and height. This will result in delays and detours for motorists, cyclists, walkers and transit users.

The bridge will soon be reduced to single lane traffic in alternating directions.

FMI: www.courtenay.ca/fifthstreetbridge

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