Josephine Street Bridge closure extended

Josephine Street Bridge closure extended

Restoration has been delayed due to poor weather

Work on the Josephine Street Bridge has been extended due to weather conditions.

Port Alberni city staff are continuing to work on rehabilitation of the bridge located between River Road and Beaver Creek Road.

The majority of the work is complete, and crews are now preparing the bridge deck for final restoration—work which includes sidewalk construction, road paving and guardrail installation. These restoration activities have been delayed due to the inclement weather conditions.

The bridge remains closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, with traffic being detoured along River Road and Beaver Creek Road.

The rehabilitation project is still budgeted at $65,000 from the 2017 capital projects budget, which addresses the need for the renewal of infrastructure.

Project updates will be provided on the city’s website and social media sites.