Short-term closures coming on Oxford Road 59 bridge

Motorists can expect two 15-minute closures on the bridge on Friday, April 12.

The closures are expected to take place between the peak morning and afternoon commutes to minimize disruption. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays.

Later in the project, the contractor will lower the jacks, requiring a second day with two 15-minute closures. Please watch for updates at www.oxfordcounty.ca/59bridge and on our social media channels for the date these additional closures will take place.

In a release, the county said construction is on schedule. “Over the past six weeks, the contractor, Woodstock’s Sienna Construction, has completed several steps to prepare for bridge jacking and the stage 1 deck concrete pour, including installing access platforms and pedestrian hoarding beneath the bridge to protect the trail and its users. Concrete removals are also ongoing as the contractor works to remove the existing sidewalk, curb, asphalt, and decking on the west side of the bridge.” The total budget is $6.3 million.

The project is expected to be completed in December of this year, weather permitting

Lee Griffi, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Wilmot-Tavistock Gazette