Friday, September 5, 2008

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MacLennan Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, Contract No. 08FS-18S

Hello everyone, just a quick update on the bridge construction.

We are planning to open the bridge for Monday morning, September 8th, as planned, but the work on the bridge will not be fully complete at that time.

We have had a supply problem with the paint material for the railings. The railings have been built and galvanized, but the fabricator has run out of paint. The paint is a special order and is coming from the USA and there will be a delay in it being shipped, resulting in a delay to completing the coating and installation of the railings.

Currently, part of the ramp section has the railing installed and the contractor will be installing temporary fencing (approximately 6 feet high) along with pedestrian barricades at the areas where the railings are not yet installed. The temporary fencing and barricades will securely fastened to ensure the safety of the public. The available width of the pedestrian bridge deck will be somewhat reduced due to the fencing and barricades, but there should be approximately one and a half (1.5) metres of clear space between the barricades.

In addition, we will provide signs at the entrances to the bridge indicating that it is open, but to proceed with caution, since there will still be work occurring on the bridge.

The permanent railings will be installed as soon as possible after the paint material is available, tentatively scheduled for late next week. Work will proceed on the bridge, while maintaining public safety at all times.

Should you require any additional information, please let me know.

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