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Update - Harbour Bridge Construction


The Harbour Bridge’s construction is on schedule and going well. The hydrodemolition of the old deck is on schedule and new deck is being laid as the construction continues. In the final phase, the work will be more visible to the public as the current railings and side are removed and rebuilt.
Work has begun on the Chesley Drive on-ramp, which means two lanes of Hilyard Street are closed intermittently. Watch for notices on saintjohn.ca and on the local news.Wait Times
Since school ended, there’s no wait time in the morning in either direction. In the afternoon, from Uptown, the wait is three to five minutes. From further down Highway 1, the wait is between five to 10 minutes.
Harbour Passage
The section of Harbour Passage under the Harbour Bridge remains closed. Access to the Fort Latour site has reopened, and pedestrians can walk from Station Street past Long Wharf to access the fort site. Fort Latour will be the site of the Reunion 2010 concerts put on by Saint John 225.
Walking / Cycling Route
The alternate route around Harbour Passage has been marked with red dashed lines. Pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to obey traffic laws, and to exercise caution at crossings. Drivers are reminded that pedestrians and cyclists are using the Viaduct/Main Street route during construction and to pay extra attention to the crosswalks along the route.
Alternate Commuting
Owners of the Bowlarama on Lancaster Avenue have agreed to make parking in their back lot free for those who would like to take Saint John Transit from the west side. Two transit stops are within easy walking distance of the lot: Simms Corner, Uptown via the Reversing Falls Bridge; and Dunn Avenue where commuters can catch the Harbour Express route (15). This route has priority access to the bridge on its morning runs.
“Parcobus” the in-city park and ride program, has a lot at 10 Stinson Drive – Lorneville Industrial Park. Motorists can take transit into the city or use the lot as a drop off point for ride sharing.
Commuters from all areas are encouraged to rideshare to alleviate congestion. The Saint John Parking Commission has a ride sharing website where commuters can sign up to find ride sharing partners in their area. Visit www.shareyourride.ca.
Employers are asked to consider offering employees a “flex Schedule” around peak bridge access times (7:45am-8:45am and 4-5:30pm).