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City Spending $12M to Replace Sturgeon Road Bridge

February 22, 2011 6:43 AM | News

The city plans to replace the deteriorating Sturgeon Road Bridge, and will hold a public information session to share its plans for the project.

The bridge, located between Portage Avenue and the Grace Hospital on Sturgeon Road, is more than 45 years old and no longer meets all traffic and load requirements.

Construction will take place in 2012 and will include greater load capacity and provide additional turning lanes onto Portage Avenue.

Besides the bridge upgrades, landscaping will get a makeover, and improvements will be made to cycling and walking facilities, including the creation of a new under-bridge connection for the Sturgeon Creek Greenway Trail.

The project will cost $12 million and will extend the life of the bridge to 75 years.

The public can have a look at the plans on Wednesday between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at St. Andrews Anglican Church Parish Hall, 2700 Portage Avenue.