Important Notices
Full Mainline Nightly Closures
There will be Full Mainline Nightly Closures of Highway 49 at the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge during the following dates and times:
• From 9:00 PM on Monday, May 6, 2024 to 6:00 AM on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
• From 9:00 PM on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 to 6:00 AM on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.
• From 9:00 PM on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 to 6:00 AM on Thursday, May 9, 2024.
• From 9:00 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2024 to 6:00 AM on Friday, May 10, 2024.
The closures are intended for the installation of the Modular Expansion Joint at the north abutment of the bridge. Click here

Extended Full Weekend Closure
There will be an Extended Full Weekend Closure of Highway 49 at the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge from 6:00 AM on Saturday, May 11, 2024 to 6:00 AM on Monday, May 13, 2024.
In case of poor weather conditions, the closure may be re-scheduled to take place from 6:00 AM on Saturday, May 25, 2024 to 6:00 AM on Monday, May 27, 2024.
The closure is intended for the placement of concrete in the closure strip to connect the new decks together prior to final paving. Due to the high early strength concrete being used for this concrete placement, excessive vibrations need to be reduced until the concrete has reached the required strength for traffic to cross the bridge, which can take up to forty-eight hours. Click here

Full Mainline Nightly Closures
There will be Full Mainline Nightly Closures of Highway 49 at the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge during the following dates and times:
• From 9:00 PM on Monday, April 29, 2024 to 6:00 AM on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
• From 9:00 PM on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 to 6:00 AM on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.
• From 9:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 to 6:00 AM on Thursday, May 2, 2024.
• From 9:00 PM on Thursday, May 2, 2024 to 6:00 AM on Friday, May 3, 2024.
The closures are intended for the installation of the Modular Expansion Joint at the north abutment of the bridge. Click here

Full Mainline Night Closure
There will be a Full Mainline Night Closure of Highway 49 at the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge from 9:00 PM on Thursday, April 25, 2024 to 6:00 AM on Friday, April 26, 2024. This closure is intended for the installation of the Modular Expansion Joint at the north abutment of the bridge. Click here
Single Lane Closure

The Skyway Bridge will be reduced to single lane traffic until late spring 2024. Temporary Traffic Signals will be in place to control vehicular traffic over the Skyway Bridge.

During this time, the contractor will be completing final girder erections, concrete deck placement, barrier wall placements, asphalt paving, and approach grading work. Click here

The Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge is an 850 m long, high-level bridge carrying two lanes of Highway 49 traffic over the Bay of Quinte. The bridge was constructed circa 1967 and is in need of major repairs. The work will include the complete replacement of the steel girders and deck, rehabilitation of the piers, and reconstruction of the abutments. The bridge deck will be widened slightly and will include 1.5 m shoulders on each side.

The work will be staged over several years. The first year, 2018, will be for preparation, mobilization and advance work. A single segment of the bridge will be replaced in each of the subsequent five (5) years. Within each segment, the bridge will be replaced on a half and half basis with single-lane traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals.

To complete the work over water, it is anticipated that the contractor will use cranes on barges to remove the existing structural steel girders and erect new ones. As a result, this will necessitate some changes to the navigation channels under the bridge. Please follow the advisory signage and markers.


Time of Completion:

 Construction started in the summer of 2018 and is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2024.

 

The work in 2024 will include the installation of expansion joints, final paving and the restoration of the site.


Traffic Impact:

Highway 49 traffic on the Bay of Quinte Skyway will be reduced to a single-lane for each year of construction. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals at either end of the work zone in each year. Both traffic lanes will be available during seasonal shutdown.

Several night-time closures on Highway 49 will be required each year to safely accommodate lifting steel girders and placing concrete in the new bridge deck. Advanced notification signs will be installed two weeks prior to closure.

The project team is committed to ensuring that the public and businesses are aware of the status of construction and the anticipated traffic impacts. Please look for regular updates.

If you have any questions or concerns at any time throughout the project, please contact  the Contract Administrator, at 2017-4047@mcintoshperry.com. We appreciate your patience throughout construction. For your safety, please follow signs and slow down leading up to the lane closure.

For more information or to be added to our contact list please contact us.

For all media inquiries, please contact the Ministry of Transportation