The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure would like to advise the travelling public that the Marysville Bridge will see lane restrictions to one lane of through traffic beginning Tuesday, March 21st, to accommodate the remaining phases of the bridge rehabilitation project.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure understands the inconvenience to the public during this period.
Please continue to check NB 511 for further updates.
The Marysville Bridge opened in the fall of 1970 across the Nashwaak River in Fredericton to replace the former bridge which was damaged in 1970.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure began repairs on the Marysville Bridge in the summer of 2022.
Details of the bridge work are available below along with the status of each phase. DTI wishes to advise the travelling public that during this time the bridge and approaches will be reduced to one lane of traffic. There may also be occasions of bridge closures to allow for the bridge to be lifted to install new bridge bearings. The public will be notified ahead of the bridge closure dates.
In 2023, the Marysville Bridge will be closed to all traffic for two, 72-hour periods to allow for the concrete deck pours to take place. Any closures or additional traffic disruptions will be communicated to the public.
Once complete, the lifespan of the bridge will be extended by another 30 years.
Phase 1: Install traffic barriers, complete pier cap beam repairs including concrete replacement and crack injection, bearing replacement at each pier and beam strengthening.
Phase 2: Complete deck rehabilitation in the westbound lane, concrete deck and sidewalk removal, replacement of barriers and portions of the abutments and installation of new lights.
Status: Anticipated start in the spring of 2023
Phase 3: Complete deck rehabilitation in the eastbound lane, concrete deck and sidewalk removal and replacement of barriers and portions of the abutments and installation of a new wider barrier separated sidewalk to accommodate trail users as well as new lights.
Status: Anticipated start in the summer of 2023
Phase 4: Installation of pier fibre wrap
Status: Continuing throughout the rehabilitation of the bridge.