Regrettably, in accordance with gathering restrictions associated with the Province of Ontario’s Step 1 of their Reopening Ontario Plan, an in-person bridge re-opening event for the community is not possible at this time. However, the Project Team will instead offer a virtual celebration. In this regard, and with the assistance of the County’s general contractor (Landform Civil Infrastructures Inc.), filming crews will be seen onsite tomorrow capturing footage in preparation of a pre-recorded virtual bridge re-opening celebration video, which will debut on the bridge’s anticipated reopening date of June 25th.
In support of filming efforts, various existing construction safety provisions will be temporarily removed so as to create the ideal backdrop. However, vehicular and pedestrian access will still be restricted while crews continue installation works, and begin field testing. Please stay tuned for further celebration video debut details…
In the interim, Landform Civil Infrastructures Inc.’s electrical crews worked throughout the entre past weekend, and continues to expedite installation of various electrical and bridge control systems as seen in the featured photo. This week’s additional works will include:
- Continue integration of the east and west bridge control systems;
- Installation of interior lights and receptacles in the control towers;
- Begin site acceptance testing; and,
- Site clean up and deficiencies
The County of Elgin’s Economic Development and Tourism department, in partnership with the Municipality of Central Elgin are excited to announce that the Ride Elgin Bike Share program is returning to Port Stanley on June 30th!
Elgin County is one of the most beautiful places on the north shore of Lake Erie, and we are pleased to be able to share it with both residents and tourists. Programs like these help to not only attract tourists and strengthen the tourism economy, but improve the quality of life for residents as well. We encourage you to drop by the Visitor Centre, hop on a bike this summer or fall and explore Port Stanley on two wheels!