“This year the province has set aside $38.5 million for bridge and highway construction from one end of the Island to the other,” said Transportation Minister Robert Vessey.
“These two bridge replacement projects will improve safety for residents and visitors, and will improve the overall condition of our highway infrastructure.”
The Wellington Bridge, on Route 124 in Wellington, was built in 1956, and the New Glasgow Mills Bridge, on Route 13 in Mayfield, in 1968.
Both bridges are reaching the end of their service life. The new Wellington Bridge will include a longer concrete span, as opposed to the steel structure currently in place. The estimated cost of this bridge replacement project is $600,000.
The New Glasgow Mills Bridge will be replaced with a longer and wider one, with a new pre-cast concrete structure. The cost of this bridge replacement is approximately $450,000.
Clearly marked detours will be in place for both of these projects.
Detour maps can be viewed by clicking the road construction link at www.gov.pe.ca/tir