Work at Hog's Back Bridge to wrap up in August instead of May

The National Capital Commission says challenges during the procurement and construction process mean the bridge will remain closed an additional three months.


Detour sign in the City of Ottawa, February 28, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

Detours around construction at the Hog's Back Bridge will be in place for a few additional months.It was announced in August of 2019 that components of the swing bridge had reached the end of their life cycle and the National Capital Commission (NCC) would be undertaking rehabilitation work to extend the bridge's service life by another 20 to 30 years.The NCC says work is progressing well, but challenges during the procurement and construction process mean the bridge will remain closed an additional three months, until August 28, 2020.The NCC adds that it's working with its partners, including Parks Canada and the City of Ottawa, to help mitigate the effects to traffic. Pedestrian and cyclist access will still be maintained during the construction period, and Canal navigation will not be interrupted.The NCC is asking motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to exercise caution, respect working crews and equipment, and obey signage and flag persons at the construction site.This project is being made possible with the Government of Canada's $55-million investment from the 2018 federal budget.


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