BRACEBRIDGE, ON- Residents and visitors to Bracebridge should be aware of a coming closure to the town.

According to the town government, the Queen Street (Rock Cut)Bridge located between Entrance Drive (Muskoka Road 37) and Shier Street will be temporarily closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic from October 22, 2019 to November 1, 2019.

The town has hired McPherson-Andrews Contracting Limited to re-commence rehabilitation of the bridge.

In addition, a Canadian National Railway Company (CN) representative has been scheduled to be present on-site during the construction to address any potential conflicts between construction activities and passing trains.

The project aims to do the following:

  • Replacement of existing expansion joints;
  • Repair of damaged sections of concrete curb;
  • Installation of new barrier anchorage, railing and posts.

Access to driveways along Queen Street and Shier Street may be temporarily restricted for short periods during construction.

Residents will be notified if and when a driveway will be affected. Residents and visitors are asked to refrain from parking vehicles on Queen Street during the construction period.

The Town is committed to maintaining a safe and orderly work site. While dust, noise, heavy equipment and traffic delays are intrusive, they are common elements of construction.

The Town will attempt to minimize inconvenience and appreciates the public’s patience while it works to upgrade the infrastructure.

The town apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks residents for their cooperation.