After months of work, the 5th Street Bridge rehabilitation project in Courtenay is nearly completed.
The City of Courtenay says that over the next couple of weeks all remaining construction equipment and scaffolding on the bridge will be removed.
By May 9, the underpass on the downtown side of the bridge will reopen, signalling the project’s completion, according to the city.
“Thank you for your patience during construction. The investment in this essential transportation corridor has preserved and extended the life of the bridge well into the future,” the city said in a statement on its website.
The estimated $6.5 million rehabilitation project began in April 2021. In February, both lanes of the bridge were opened to traffic after months of single-lane alternating traffic.
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