The province will close the westbound Grand Valley Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway over the Assiniboine River this afternoon.
The closure of the bridge just west of Brandon is needed to accommodate major repairs of damage caused by the 2011 flood. Water has taken away rock and supporting material under the westbound bridge’s support system. Repairs of what’s called “scour” are expected to last up to four months.
During the closure, westbound traffic will be rerouted to the adjoining eastbound bridge, with one lane in each direction.
Reduced speed and marked signs will be in place throughout the construction zone during the repair period.
The bridge will close at 3 p.m.