Fifth Street bridge completion delayed

Due to unforeseen construction delays, the closure of the Fifth Street Bridge to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be extended until June 2018. It had been scheduled to re-open on December 22, 2017.

The municipality says the delays result from both the demolition schedule and minor design changes upon completion of demolition. Attempts were made to accelerate the schedule but staff were unable to achieve opening prior to the end of the year.

The municipality says it is exploring all options to ensure completion provisions of the contract are enforced.

Winter weather conditions will force the shut-down of construction operations in January and will restart again once weather conditions allow.

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