Wednesday, July 30, 2008

You won’t be able to get there from there for the next little while

It’s officially construction season in Prince Rupert as the City of Prince Rupert provided its first road closure of the summer season. Actually it’s a bridge closure as repairs to the Hays Creek Bridge will necessitate the closure of the bridge to vehicles from July 30th until at least mid September.

The seven week project is required to refurbish the aging transportation link between the east side and downtown and beyond.

While cars will be banned from the bridge, City buses will still apparently travel on their regular routes with only occasional detours through Cow Bay when structural components of the bridge are being replaced.

Likewise pedestrian traffic will be allowed to use the crossing during those periods of time when actual work on the sidewalk portion is not taking place.

Motorists will be required to use George Hills Way and Drydock road or travel as far as 11 Avenue East before they can complete their treks to and from the east side through the summer.

The Bridge Closure notice appeared in Monday’s paper/


Commencing on or about July 30th, 2008 the Hays Creek (6th Avenue East) Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic for a period of approximately seven (7) weeks. The closure is required to complete structural repairs. During this time the bus service will remain as is, as much as possible, with some detour through Cow Bay when key structural components are being replaced.

Pedestrian traffic will also be restricted from time to time while the sidewalk is being upgraded.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this work may cause and will endeavour to complete the work as quickly as possible.

City Engineering 250-627-0950

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