Friday, May 7, 2021

Baseline Bridge set to be closed for three weeks

The Baseline Bridge, over the Sydenham River in Wallaceburg will be closed for approximately three weeks, from April 14 to May 5, to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Municipal officials say a full closure is required to prepare the bridge for specialized asphalt paving and to complete some remaining items as part of the rehabilitation.

“Small boats will have access during construction… 2.6m x 12m opening,” Municipal officials said in a press release.

“Large boats requiring the bridge to be opened will not have access until May 15, 2021.”

Once the asphalt paving has been completed, the bridge will be closed daily for approximately 10 working days, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in order to complete balancing and commissioning of the structure prior to the bridge being opened to vehicles and pedestrians on May 14, Municipal officials say.

“During balancing and commissioning activities, the bridge will be open to vehicles and pedestrians in the evenings and weekends,” Municipal officials say.

“Small boats will have access during balancing and commissioning activities… with minor delays, 2.6m x 12m opening. Large boats requiring the bridge to be opened will not have access until May 15, 2021.”

Municipal officials added: “Please note that the dates and timelines mentioned above are weather dependent. Rain or cooler temperatures may delay certain construction activities and affect the re-opening date of the structure.”

A road closure announcement was also made by Chatham-Kent staff. Here are the details:

For updates on this and all other projects within Chatham-Kent, visit: www.chatham-kent.ca/constructionprojects

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