Highway 3 bridge project means lane reductions this summer

Highway 3
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Drivers should expect short delays when travelling between Yellowknife and Fort Providence on Highway 3 this summer.

That’s because the Frank Channel Bridge is set to undergo a ‘major rehabilitation’ according to the territory’s Department of Transportation.

“The bridge is the only crossing over the Frank Channel, meaning work will continue as traffic passes, with controlled delays,” read a statement issued Wednesday.

“Construction will take place between May and October each year of 2017 and 2018.”

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The department says traffic will be limited to a single lane and speed reductions will be in effect over the course of the construction period.

Commercial vehicles will also be subject to legal height, width and weight restrictions, with no over-dimension or over-weight axle loadings allowed.

Two-lane traffic will resume between November and April.

Funding for the rehabilitation project was announced last summer.

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