Posted: January 21, 2015
SARNIA, ON – The U.S.-bound span of the Blue Water Bridge, in Sarnia, Ont., will close for three months, starting in April.
While the 75-year-old crossing to Michigan gets new blacktop, the second bridge, built in 1997, will carry all truck and passenger vehicle traffic between Point Edward and Port Huron.
It normally carries traffic travelling eastbound into Canada.
The repaving work, as well as waterproof undercoating of the original crossing, is scheduled to be finished by July 1, Blue Water Bridge Canada said Tuesday.
Chief operating officer John Elliott said bridge officials are building a “fairly elaborate traffic management component” into the project.
Only one lane of traffic will be open in each direction across the bridge, with two lanes available in each direction as vehicles approach the toll plazas.
Wide loads will be limited to those less than 3.35 metres (11 feet).