Find answers to frequently asked questions below.
When will construction begin?
Construction is anticipated to begin Spring 2020.
When will the project be completed?
Construction is anticipated to be complete in May 2021
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Lift Bridge Open for Dickens Day Christmas Weekend
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Just ask Brian
As your construction contact, the County’s Project Manager, and the author of the construction blog, Brian will be providing weekly updates throughout the duration of construction. The latest post is linked above.
A construction detour will be in place throughout the duration of the project for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians . Local , business, and tourist traffic only access will be provided up to the construction zone at the bridge. Resident, business, and beach access will be available via Warren Street (CR 21) to Carlow Road (CR 20) and back to Bridge Street (CR 4).
To the extent possible, at least one leaf of the bridge will remain open to allow in-water traffic clear passage. There may be some delays to bridge operation while work on the bridge is being completed. Warning signs will be posted for watercraft who need to be aware construction work is ongoing.