Drivers who use the Waverley Bridge will have to deal with a 14-kilometre detour for at least another few days as rain delayed the completion of upgrades.
The bridge was supposed to be completed by Oct. 15 but the part of Rocky Lake Drive leading to the bridge remained closed on Tuesday morning.
Workers resumed their work at 7 a.m. and told CBC News the priority was completing a water line that runs beside the bridge and feeds a fire hydrant on the other side.
The workers said they may be able to have the bridge open to one lane of traffic by Friday evening, the CBC's Phonse Jessome reported.
The upgrades to the Waverley Bridge were put in motion after it failed a routine inspection last year.
While the work was originally supposed to start in the summer, there were delays getting permits from the Department of Environment and the work did not begin until Sept. 4.
The new bridge will be higher than the old one, allowing people to canoe or kayak under it.