The first stage of the Duschesnay Creek Bridge replacement project will be completed this Friday, and the bridge will re-open to traffic.
However, if you’re planning on using the bridge by driving through Highway 17B, you’re going to need to wait about another month.
Nipissing First Nation says Stage 2 of the project includes reducing the hill between the entrance to Duchesnay and Highway 17 as well as creating a new entrance into Duchesnay.
“This work currently requires temporary stoppages and delays on highway 17B from Couchie Memorial Drive to highway 17, while a full closure will be in effect through the month of September 2021,” reads the release.
The release says the bridge replacement project has had a significant impact on Duchesnay residents and businesses for the past two years.
“In addition to having to take the ‘long way around’ to North Bay due to the bridge closure, we are aware that the Stage 2 work on highway 17B has recently led to some challenges in terms of the drivability of the road surface,” it reads. “The Nipissing-Miller project team will continue to work diligently to ensure these projects are completed safely and with as few disruptions to residents and businesses as possible”