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Topic: Grand Valley Bridge (westbound) to close for repairs for up to 4 months
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Adam

3/8/2012 1:19:00 PM
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Grand Valley Bridge (westbound) to close for repairs for up to 4 months

Released by the Province today, the Westbound Grand Valley Bridge just West of Brandon will be closed at 3pm tomorrow for repairs. It could take as long as four months to fix damage that resulted from last year's flood. To allow traffic flow in each direction, the Eastbound bridge will have one lane going each way which I imagine will result in a bit of a bottleneck...  
 
http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?archive=&item=13324  
 
Edited by Adam, 2012-03-08 13:23:02

 
 
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luna_moon

3/8/2012 1:24:55 PM
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I wonder when they are going to fix the Treebank Bridge.

Beej226

3/8/2012 1:31:38 PM
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ohoh

The truckers are NOT gonna be happy! I saw the workmen on the north side of the bridge a few times and wondered what they were up to. Guess they were gauging the damage from the flood!

RonHart

3/8/2012 2:15:13 PM
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Shouldn't

be to much trouble if they put in a shoefly on each side. Traffic shouldn't really slow down at all.

Adam

3/8/2012 4:50:59 PM
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Bridge

dark man

3/9/2012 9:30:03 PM
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Flood troubles still

What about the fact that the #1 highway at the Assiniboine River, the west bound lane will be closed for app 4 months for bridge repair that is needed because of the flood. Just when you think it's getting back to normal!

Decker

3/9/2012 11:07:17 PM
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??Makes sense to me - duh?

No surprise that the bridge needs repairs after the pressure that was put on it. Just amazes me that they wait for "spring" to try and fix the bridge. Yes there has been a work crew there for a month or so...but did it take them that long to figure out it needed repairs. Just like the government starts school repairs and additions in late August after the school has been closed for two months.

Doug

3/9/2012 11:32:13 PM
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Decker

I understand your frustration with highways. Having said that it depends on the type of repairs? Asphalt plants will not be open til spring for one. Second they will need to wait until the ice is gone or figure out a way to work in those conditions! Some jobs just are for the summer.  
 
Now another question could be what project slated to be done by that same crew(s) is now bounced to next year??  
 
There is only so much money but more important only so many people on the ground!


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