Hay River bridge repairment set to last full calendar year

GNWT's map of the bridge's detour during the construction. (GNWT)
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The Hay River Pine Point Bridge rehabilitation is set for this fall.

During that time, traffic along highway five will be detoured through the older CN Bridge.

A list of restrictions includes:

  • Single Alternating lane – 4.5 meters wide maximum (No wide loads will be permitted).
  • Overweight loads – Permit applications will be accesses on case to case basis.
  • Construction zone speed – 15 km /hr.
  • One way alternating traffic flow will be managed by traffic signals at each end of the bridge.
  • Flag persons will be used when manual traffic control is required for construction operations and emergency vehicles.
  • Intermittent traffic interruption up to 15 minutes will be required.
  • Observe reduced speed limits within the construction zone. Double fines will be applied.
  • For any further information please call the road information line at 1-800-661-0750 or click here.

The October repairment is scheduled to run for a full calendar year, leading into October/2019.

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