There will be lane closures most weekends from May until October on the MacKay Bridge to conduct the following work: replace expansion joints at the abutments; replace waterproofing and asphalt on two of the four lanes of traffic and inspect the main cable. The bridge will be open yet there will be one lane open in each direction instead of two. Because the work is weather dependent there will be some weekends when work can’t proceed
As a result of these lane closures, the Blue Nose Marathon on June 9 will not take place on the Macdonald Bridge in 2019. In addition HHB will not host MACPASS Miles or Bridgewalk in 2019. These community events require the Macdonald Bridge to be closed for several hours.
“We understand the disappointment for the many runners who enjoy the opportunity to run across the road deck of the bridge,” explains Steve Snider, general manager and CEO for HHB. “However, by closing the Macdonald Bridge concurrently with lane reductions on the MacKay we would be at risk of not fulfilling our mission of providing safe, efficient and reliable cross-harbour transportation.”
More information on the details of the work will be communicated in late April.