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Brighton road swing bridge closed Oct. 2

The Brighton Road Swing Bridge, spanning the Murray Canal on Cty Road 64 connecting Prince Edward County to Quinte West, will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, Oct. 2 and will remain closed until May 2018.

This closure facilitates the replacement of the existing swing bridge, built in 1947, with a new, two-lane swing bridge that will meet current standards, have full highway loading capacity and a pedestrian sidewalk.

Plans are for construction to begin in phases. The schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change:

• Sept. 8 (on or before) – Road closure notification signs will be in place.

• Sept. 25 – Contractor mobilizes on site and trails adjacent to canal will be closed at this location.

• Oct. 2 – County Road 64 will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic at Brighton Road Bridge.

• Oct. 10 – Trent-Severn Waterway will be closed to all navigation at Brighton Road Bridge.

During construction, the following closures will be in place:

• Park and washroom facilities at the bridge station site will be closed for the duration of the project;

• There will be no access through the construction zone on the trails on both sides of the canal; and

• Following the regular boat navigation season along the Trent-Severn Waterway, which closes on Oct. 9, 2017, the canal will be closed to all vessels at the construction site from Oct. 10 through to mid-May 2018. There will be no access through the Murray Canal at this location and no mooring facilities will be available during construction.

Motorists can also expect delays at the Carrying Place Swing Bridge on Wednesday, Oct. 26 as Parks Canada conducts seasonal maintenance.

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