UPDATE: Paisley Bridge Replacement Project Progresses On Budget
The Paisley Bridge replacement project, located on Bruce Road 3 in Paisley, Ontario, began in May 2022 and continues to successfully progress on budget. Motorists can continue to drive to and through Paisley while bridge construction is underway. Paisley businesses are open.
The new bridge being constructed will allow for more river flow clearance and will have a service life of 75 years. The culvert abutments and retaining walls have been poured. The remaining work includes parapet walls, approach slabs, backfill, waterproofing, and paving.
This construction project also includes work by the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie on Queen Street, north of the bridge. The sanitary mainline is finished, sanitary services and water services are completed, and watermain installation is nearing completion. The concrete curbs and sidewalks are underway and storm sewer installation is expected to be completed within the next couple weeks.
It is anticipated that the bridge and roadwork will be completed in late October of 2023, with top lift paving being completed in the summer of 2024. Once the new bridge and road are open to traffic, the temporary bridge removal will begin.
The temporary bridge in-town detour for motorists and pedestrians continues to successfully connect Goldie Street and Church Street, over the Saugeen River. Semi-trucks, tractor trailers, and agricultural equipment are to avoid crossing at the bridge in Paisley during the construction period due to the tight turns of the in-town detour. Alternate Truck Routes have been established and signage is place. Businesses using large trucks for shipments and deliveries are encouraged to make alternative route plans to avoid the in-town detour. View the Alternate Truck Route Map at www.brucecounty.on.ca/paisleybridge
- Temporary Bridge in Operation - August 2022 to Late October 2023
- New Bridge Construction - August 2022 to Late October 2023
- New Infrastructure Construction North of New Bridge - Started in 2023
- Temporary Bridge Demolition – Starting in Late October 2023
- For Business Support, contact Business to Bruce at 1-800-268-3838 or email@example.com
- For Construction Inquiries, contact Bruce County Transportation & Environmental Services at 519-881-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure work in Bruce County.
The Teeswater River Bridge in Paisley was constructed in 1935 and provided over 85 years of service to the community. Looby Construction Ltd. is the contractor for this construction project and BM Ross is the Project Engineer. Partial funding for this project is provided by the Canada Community Building Fund (CCBF).
Discover more at www.brucecounty.on.ca/paisleybridge.