Northeastern Manitoulin & the Islands Mayor Al McNevin says he has finally received official word on the work being done on the Swing Bridge in Little Current.
The mayor says he received correspondence from the Ministry of Transportation’s northeast director Herb Villneff stating the current maintenance work being conducted on the approaches to the bridge is nearing completion.
McNevin adds, however, following the completion of that work, overnight maintenance to the bridge deck will commence.
He says it is anticipated that the deck work will last about a month, weather permitting, adding the bridge will be closed to traffic for 15 minutes on the hour, between the hours of 8 pm and 5 am, Monday to Friday.
McNevin adds he has been assured that a 15-minute timetable will be adhered to and signage will be placed in both directions to notify motorists.
SWING BRIDGE ONE: The Ministry of Transportation will be working the Swing Bridge decking which means temporary 15 minute closures during overnight hours. Photo by Rosalind Russell
SWING BRIDGE TWO: The last few months, the Ministry of Transportation has been replacing the heavy plates on the bridge. Now maintenance will continue on the deck. Photo by Rosalind Russell