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Full closure of Skyway Bridge rescheduled to Nov. 30-Dec. 2

November 16, 2020

An extended full closure of the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge on County Road 49 originally scheduled for November 28-30 has been rescheduled to Monday, November 30-Wednesday, December 2.

The bridge will now be closed from 6 am on Monday, November 30 until 6 am on Wednesday, December 2.

“We continue to work closely with the Ministry of Transportation and provide our input on this multi-year project,” Mayor Steve Ferguson says. “We are pleased that MTO has considered an alternate date in order to mitigate the impact on small businesses who are already struggling due COVID-19 and could use the weekend traffic into the County, while also providing notice well in advance to allow regular/daily bridge users to make alternate travel plans.”

The full bridge closure is required to complete the final concrete placement connecting the two new decks together prior to final paving and reopening the two lanes to traffic. Due to unpredictable temperatures and the high-performance concrete being used, excessive vibrations need to be reduced until the concrete has reached requires strength for traffic to cross the bridge, which can take up to forty-eight hours at this time of year.

  • During this time period, the bridge will be closed, and no traffic will be permitted to pass over the bridge.
  • Please refer to the Glenora Ferry as an alternative route.
  • Aecon Construction and Materials Limited is rehabilitating the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge for the Ministry of Transportation. The work started in 2018 and should be completed in 2024.
  • Visit the project website for more information.

Please note: The County of Prince Edward provides this information as a service to the general public. While we do our best to provide accurate information, construction projects and associated service disruptions are subject to change based on weather, road, traffic, and other uncontrollable conditions.

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