PRINCE RUPERT, BC – The City of Prince Rupert Operations Department would like to advise residents that the 2nd Avenue bridge will be closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic intermittently between Wednesday, April 19th and May 5th, 2017 to permit required construction. During these periods, traffic will be rerouted between Graham Avenue and 11th Street, as shown in the map below.
(ABOVE MAP DESCRIBES DETOUR ROUTE DURING BRIDGE CLOSURE)
These closures are required in order to lift the bridge during replacement of the aged caps and piles, in order to extend the longevity of this vital piece of City infrastructure. Road closure barricades and detour signage to redirect traffic will be in place when closures are in effect. The City is working with local Transit and Emergency Services operators to inform them of the construction and ensure there are no disruptions to service.
The contractor will be diligently working to minimize the impact to residents, with each closure expected to be no more than 8 hours. The City anticipates having more information about the timing and required length of closures once construction has begun, and will update the community as information becomes available.
This is the second and final phase of construction to repair the 2nd Avenue Bridge, the first phase began last year as part of the Rebuild Rupert program. We ask that you continue to obey road construction and detour signs, reduce your speed and be prepared for a slight delay in your travel path. Your cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Communications Manager, City of Prince Rupert
Office: (250) 627 0976 ext. 276
Cell: (778) 884 6285