Highway 23 Bridge Near Morris to See Upgrades

Manitoba LogoA vital bridge that acts as a link to the community of Morris is getting an upgrade.

The bridge on Highway 23 over the Red River will see deck and railing replacements, girder strengthening, pier repairs, and slope stabilization of the west embankment.

“This bridge was built in the late ’60s and is an important route in and out of Morris when PTH 75 is closed during major flood events,” Premier Greg Selinger said. “However, the bridge now needs major repairs to ensure that it remains safe and can continue to be used as the town’s lifeline for years to come.”

Traffic will be maintained on the bridge in two lanes during constriction, but will be fully closed for two separate two-month periods to replace the existing deck, from June 23, 2014, to August 24, 2014, and September 29, 2014, to November 30, 2014. During those two periods, detours will be in effect.

The work is said to extend the life of the bridge by 40 years.