Bishop’s Bridge closed next week

By Gordon Lambie
Bishop’s Bridge closed next week

Lennoxville drivers who haven’t already seen the message flashing on the electronic signs installed by the ministry of transport around the community should be aware that the notorious Bishop’s Bridge is set to be completely closed to traffic the week of March 5 to 9 for repairs. Beginning Monday the roadway will be completely closed, with the detour taking drivers into downtown Sherbrooke before getting back to Lennoxville. One of the bridge’s two sidewalks will be accessible to pedestrians over the course of the week of work.

According to MTQ Spokesperson Dominique Gosselin, the work will involve a complete removal of the paved surface on the bridge and the installation of new steel plates over top of the current, faulty sandwich plate system surface. The result, she explained, will be a pothole-free bridge for the remainder of the season.

See full story in the Friday, March 2nd edition of The Record.

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