What are the top five new bridge projects in Newfoundland and Labrador?
The number of major projects underway in Newfoundland has been steadily climbing over the past two years, according to the province’s Infrastructure Ministry.
Construction on the two new high-speed railway lines, the Eglinton Crosstown and the Confederation Bridge, began in March and is set to be completed by the end of the year.
A new high speed rail line is scheduled to open in 2018, and the EGLinton Crosport is slated to open next year.
The government has also announced a $7.5-billion capital project to repair and upgrade its aging highways and roads.
“We’re doing this to get our economy moving again,” Infrastructure Minister John Kesselman said in a statement.
“It will give our citizens a better and more reliable commute and improve the quality of life.”
Construction of the Confederation River Bridge was scheduled to begin in 2019.
The province has already completed its first major project in the area, the completion of the Champlain Bridge.
Construction of a new bridge over the Confederation river is scheduled for completion by the fall of 2021.
The bridge will connect New Brunswick to Nova Scotia and the Maritime provinces.
Construction is expected to be finished by the middle of next year and is expected be operational by 2020.
Construction work on the new Champlain River Bridge is expected in the spring of 2021, which would be the first major bridge to open for regular traffic since its opening.
The Champlain bridge will be the most significant bridge project to open since construction began in 2003.
Construction will be finished in late 2019 and open for normal traffic by the summer of 2021 and the bridge will reopen by the spring.
The provincial government is also constructing the new Windsor-St. John Bridge, which is expected open in 2021.
Construction started in January and is scheduled start in early 2021.
There will be a temporary bridge that connects the two major crossings.
Construction was initially scheduled to start in late 2020, but that date has been moved to the spring as work has continued.