Harbour Passage will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists
Beginning the week of July 16, the Province of New Brunswick through its contractor, will begin working on the Saint John Harbour Bridge.
Work will be done on single lanes and there are currently no plans to close two lanes at a time.
Changes to traffic signals at the Somerset Street/Paradise Row and Somerset Street/Highway 1 ramps will be implemented to improve the flow of traffic on and off Highway 1.
The time during each cycle of lights at the St. Patrick/Union/Viaduct intersection where only pedestrians can walk will be removed to improve the flow of vehicle traffic off the bridge. The crosswalk on the Viaduct (North) side of this intersection will also be removed. These were parts of the temporary bike lane system installed in 2011. Pedestrians are advised to use the three remaining signalized crosswalks and caution at this intersection.
What can you do?
Motorists are reminded that fewer cars on the roads means less traffic congestion.
• Use Saint John Transit (www.thinktransit.com) to reduce the number of cars on the road.
• Sign up for Community Carpool at www.shareyourride.ca
• Walk or bike. Harbour Passage will remain open.
• If possible, use flex hours and avoid travelling on weekdays during peak hours .
Motorists are also directed to observe all posted signage and barricades.
Traffic advisories will be issued throughout the project as required. Residents can tune into local radio stations, sign up for email notification at mysaintjohn or follow @cityofsaintjohn on Twitter.
Traffic updates are also available on the Province of New Brunswick website at www.gnb.ca or by calling 511.