Further to our last update (email below), significant progress has
been made towards completing the project and restoring the Hwy 547
New bridge deck extension is set in place and supported on a
permanent foundation. The steel deck panels for the new span were
installed last week (attached photo).
The existing bridge is now permanently supported and the temporary
structure has been removed. Subsequent detailed inspection was completed
to ensure the structural integrity.
Work in restoring the north approach road has also been substantially
A few outstanding public safety items that remain before the highway
crossing can be opened to public are the installation of the guardrail
and bridge railing, joint installation, skid resistance coating
application at the new deck panels, final grade and alignment
verification of the existing/new structure and asphalt paving at the
north approach roadway.
Also removal of construction berm and bank protection work remains
outstanding. Materials used for the construction of site isolation berm
are being removed and salvaged to construct headslopes and armouring the
It is expected that the project will be completed by Oct 15, 2014.
We appreciate your patience and understanding of the project
issues/delays that we have dealt with and we look forward to
restoring this important highway crossing connecting the local
communities. We will keep you apprised with ongoing updates at
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or require
Ph # 403-382-4062