Construction of a new bridge on Saskatchewan Avenue over Omand’s Creek will begin on January 4 and is expected to be complete by the end of June 2016.
The $3 million project will improve the bridge’s strength, safety and functionality. The old timber bridge will be replaced with a modern, concrete bridge.
A right turn lane from Empress Street to eastbound Saskatchewan Avenue will also be added. The new bridge is expected to last at least 75 years.
Saskatchewan Avenue will be closed to traffic at Omand’s Creek for the duration of the project. Empress Street and its westbound connection to Saskatchewan Avenue will remain open during construction. Midland Street and Saskatchewan Avenue east of Omand’s Creek will be local access only from Notre Dame.
Transit routes will not be affected.