The Saint John Harbour Bridge Rehabilitation Project will take place from 2021 to 2026. The $26.4 million project is broken down into three phases:
Phase 1 – 2021 and 2022
Phase 2 – 2022 and 2023
Phase 3 – 2024 to 2026
Once completed, motorists will enjoy a smoother drive and a more resilient bridge.
Phase 1 work completed in 2021 focused on the deck rehabilitation of the eastbound lanes at the west end of the bridge. This included replacing expansion joints with link slabs and installation of high-performance waterproofing.
Work for 2022 will focus on deck rehabilitation of the westbound lanes at both the east and west ends of the bridge. The work will complete Phase 1 of the project and begin Phase 2. This work will start in April 2022 and end in November 2022 for Phase 1 and end in November 2023 for Phase 2.
Included in this will be:
- removal of existing asphalt and waterproofing (westbound lanes);
- removal of expansion joints and replacement with link slabs (westbound lanes);
- replacement of remaining expansion joints (westbound lanes); and
- Installation of high-performance waterproofing & new asphalt wearing surface (westbound lanes).
Phase 1 also includes:
- installation of new jacking diaphragms (westbound lanes);
- repair of prestressed concrete beams;
- strengthening of prestressed concrete beams; and
- replacement of bearings and bearings blocks.
During the work in 2022, the Saint John Harbour Bridge will be reduced to two lanes from early April until October 31. Please drive slowly through the construction zone and be respectful.