The provincial government is hoping to cut in half the time it usually takes to replace a washed-out bridge on PR 251 near Coulter, Transportation Minister Steve Ashton says. This bridge had to be closed due to severe flood damage.
“We all know the damage inflicted by last year’s flood has been substantial. The province recognizes this closure has been a major disruption for local residents, farmers and businesses,” said Ashton. “It normally takes about five years to design, receive environmental approval and build a bridge of this size. We are trying to get this done in half that time.”
The contractor is expected to be on site near Coulter by early December to proceed with the construction of the new foundations for the replacement bridge. This work will continue during the winter months.