Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

May 01, 2012 13:37 ET

La Salle Causeway Bascule Lift Bridge-Evening Closures to All Traffic: Week of April 30, 2012

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) wishes to advise all residents and boaters that the La Salle Causeway Bascule Lift Bridge in Kingston, Ontario, will be closed to all road traffic on:

  • Monday, April 30, 2012, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2012, from 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Friday, May 4, 2012, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Pedestrians wishing to cross during these closures can use a water taxi service at no cost. The service will be available from the west side of the bascule bridge and from the military base on the east. Those using this service may experience some wait times; we appreciate everyone's patience and remind those using the service to exercise caution around the water.

The La Salle Causeway will remain closed to marine traffic until maintenance and tests are completed.

These closures will allow maintenance and regular annual testing to take place.

Safety is a top priority for PWGSC and we are committed to ensuring the continued integrity of the bridges we manage. We apologize for any inconvenience these closures may cause and thank everyone for their understanding.

Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BRIDGE'S OPERATION:
    Dan Joyce
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    416-512-5962

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    Meeta Bhimani
    Manager, Communications, Ontario Region
    416-512-5650

    Media Relations Unit
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    819-956-2315