The Ministry of Transportation’s contractor, GIP (formerly Aecon), has commenced work to rehabilitate the Bay of Quinte Skyway.
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.
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