Vail Civil Contractors Ltd. has received a contact to carry out repairs at Southwest Miramichi Bridge No. 2, located on Route 118 in Blackville, New Brunswick, reports Daily Business Buzz.
The $1.4 million project is expected to be completed within two years.
Repairs will consist of placing permanent and temporary bracing on the steel box girders; replacing the concrete deck and expansion joints; and removing granite curbing and replacing it with new concrete along the sidewalks on both sides of the bridge.
“The work involves full-deck rehabilitation on most of the structure,” transportation and infrastructure minister Claude Williams said June 25. “Phase One will begin in early July and will continue into the fall. The project will be completed during the 2014 summer construction season.”
In addition to the bridge work, a $500,000-contract has been awarded to Springhill Construction Ltd. to pave 1.4 kilometres of Route 8 in Blackville from Hillcrest Avenue to Barnettville Road. The new section includes a paved shoulder along each side of the highway.
Here is the New Brunswick government news release.