Public Services and Procurement Canada

Public Services and Procurement Canada

August 29, 2016 06:00 ET

REMINDER: Burlington Canal Lift Bridge-Closures

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2016) - Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise all users of closures on the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge from August 29 to September 9, 2016.

The bridge is scheduled to be closed overnight to vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the following periods:

  • from Monday, August 29, at 8 pm to Tuesday, August 30, at 5 am
  • from Tuesday, August 30, at 8 pm to Wednesday, August 31, at 5 am
  • from Wednesday, August 31, at 8 pm to Thursday, September 1, at 5 am

During these dates, the following restrictions will be in place for pedestrians and cyclists from 8 am to 5 pm:

  • from Monday, August 29, to Thursday, September 1, the north and south pedestrian underpasses and the west (bayside) bridge sidewalk will be closed
  • from Tuesday, September 6, to Friday, September 9, the north and south pedestrian underpasses and the west (bayside) bridge sidewalk will be closed

Please note that rush hour and marine traffic will not be affected.

This schedule may change due to weather conditions or logistical requirements. PSPC will publish notices regarding any changes in schedule.

The closures are required as part of the project to replace the bridge's controls, drives and cables. The replacement of key components of the bridge's lift system will extend its serviceable life, meeting the needs of both marine and vehicular traffic in the area.

Safety is a top priority for PSPC during this project, and the Department thanks users for their patience.

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Contact Information

  • For inquiries related to the project, contact:
    Karen Durnford-McIntosh
    Regional Manager, Real Property, Professional and
    Technical Services
    613-453-3246

    Media Relations Unit
    Public Services and Procurement Canada
    819-420-5501