Monday, December 09, 2019

Kingston’s third bridge shoreline construction ramps up

 

 

As reported on Global News, with the arrival of spring, work is ramping up on the City of Kingston’s $180 million third bridge crossing.

Starting Monday, crews will arrive to begin construction on the east and west landing points of the bridge that will span the Cataraqui River.

The shoreline work will begin a few months in advance of the actual in-water construction of the 1.2-kilometre bridge that will connect John Counter Boulevard on the river’s west side to Gore Road on the east side.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will notice increased construction activity, while nearby residents will experience occasional noise in the daytime.

The on-shore work to be done includes:

  • installation of construction fencing
  • removal of selected trees
  • hydro line relocation
  • demolition of three (west shore) properties acquired for the bridge right-of-way
  • delivery of site construction trailers

On the west side, a portion of John Counter Boulevard that runs from Montreal Street down to the river will be closed off to accommodate the work.

On the east side, city officials say there will be periodic closures of a pedestrian pathway that leads to a community garden and dog park near Gore Road and Highway 15. Access to Point St. Mark Drive from Gore Road will also have intermittent lane closures.

Workers will be on site directing traffic.

Crews say they need to remove several trees before migratory bird and bat seasons begin.

Financing for the bridge was secured last year when all three levels of government each committed a one-third, $60 million funding share.

Keep reading on Global News

 


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