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Saint John Harbour Bridge and Harbour Passage

Province of New Brunswick through its contractor, has begun work on the Saint John Harbour Bridge.

The eastbound lanes are closed. Traffic will be diverted to the westbound lanes for the rest of the construction season.

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.

Harbour Passage will be closed at Long Wharf, HMCS Brunswicker and Hilyard Place. for the safety of users. Pedestrians are advised to use the marked route along Main Street and the Viaduct.

Harbour Passage closure map.

The Main Street Bike Lane will be re-instated mid-May.

There may be other closures and changes as necessary.

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
  • 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.

Saint John Harbour Bridge traffic updates are also available on the Province of New Brunswick website at www.gnb.ca or by calling 511.