– – – Bridge Closed to All Traffic 6 a.m. June 23 to Aug. 25
Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation advises motorists of the closure of the Red River Bridge on PTH 23 at Morris for a two-month period, starting Monday morning at 6 a.m. The closure is to enable the replacement of the bridge deck which is part of a $30-million rehabilitation project.
The closure periods for the PTH 23 Red River Bridge in Morris include:
from 6 a.m. June 23 to 6 a.m. Aug. 25 during which time the bridge will be closed to all traffic;
between Aug. 25 and Sept. 29 when the bridge will be re-opened to two-way traffic at 50 km/hr, (3.8-metre maximum width); and
from 6 a.m. Sept. 29 to 6 a.m. Dec. 1 when the bridge will be closed to all traffic.
The detour route across the Red River during the closure periods will be PTH 75 to PR 205, through Aubigny, and PR 246 to get back to PTH 23.
Transport drivers should note that the current A1 loading on PTH 23 will continue to be allowed on the detour route (PR 205 between PR 246 and PTH 75, and PR 246 between PTH 23 and PR 205). Detour signage will be in place.
The remaining project schedule includes:
from Dec. 1 to June 14, 2015; two-way traffic, at normal speed (four-metre maximum width); and
from June 15 to Aug. 31, 2015; single-lane traffic controlled with portable traffic signals at
50 km/hr (four-metre maximum width).
There have been extensive stakeholder consultations and public information meetings on this major construction project.
The project is part of the Manitoba government’s $5.5-billion Five-year Plan to Build a Stronger Manitoba. The funds raised from the one-cent-on-the-dollar increase in the PST will be dedicated to new investments in core infrastructure including:
investing more than $3.7 billion in Manitoba roads, highways and bridges to better connect communities and strengthen trade corridors;
investing $320 million in flood protection around the province to better protect more communities from flooding; and
investing more than $1.5 billion in municipal roads, clean water and other municipal infrastructure to help meet the needs of Manitoba’s many growing communities.
The annual road repair season is underway and motorists are reminded they are now required to reduce speeds to specific limits in construction zones under recently introduced Highway Traffic Act changes created to improve the safety of workers.
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