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Province to replace crossing in Quick

The bridge in Quick will be getting replaced, the province has announced.

In a news release, the Ministry of Transportation said that it will receive a new superstructure, bringing safe and reliable crossing to the area.

The bridge, which is over 100 years old, was closed to vehicle traffic in June after engineers determined the structure had deteriorated beyond reasonable repair and was no longer safe.

According to the release, assessments have determined that keeping the current structure would require frequent rehabilitation projects with safety and reliability issues remaining present.

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A new steel structure is planned to replace the bridge to ensure a reliable and safe crossing at Quick.

Luxton Construction Inc. has been awarded the $4.3 million contract to replace the bridge, which involves removing the existing single lane bridge and constructing a new single-lane structure on the existing piers.

Lawson Road remains available as an alternate route.

The road continues to be monitored including others in the area to ensure prioritization of maintenance activities and to address safety concerns.

Construction is expected to begin this fall and to be completed in February.

Drivers are being reminded to be cautious in the area as conditions on gravel roads change often with weather and vehicle traffic.

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