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Major rehabilitation project planned for Mission Bridge

The City of Calgary is warning commuters about some significant traffic disruptions starting next week as a major rehabilitation project begins on a century-old bridge.

The Mission Bridge was built in 1915 over the Elbow River along 4 Street S.W. and was last upgraded in 1987.

The city says $17.8 million will be spent to help extend the bridge’s lifespan as well as improve access for pedestrians and cyclists.

An $18 million rehabilitation project on the Mission bridge in Calgary is scheduled to begin on May 13, 2024. Global News

Commuters who use the bridge are being advised to allow extra travel time, use alternative routes or choose other modes of transportation.

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The city says construction is expected to begin next week with the closure of the westbound lane.

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Temporary traffic changes on the east side of the bridge will still allow one lane in each direction to get through.

The city says efforts will be made to minimize traffic disruptions during the Calgary Stampede.

People rafting on the Elbow River, under the bridge, will also be asked to follow detour signs to safely avoid construction areas.

Calgary’s Mission bridge across the Elbow River along 4 street S.W. was built in 1915 and was last upgraded in 1987. Global News

The bridge will be completely closed to vehicle traffic for about six months next winter.

The rehabilitation project is scheduled to be completed in late 2025.

Calgary commuters who use the Mission bridge are being warned to allow extra travel time or find an alternate route as a major rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin. Global News

More details on road closures and detours is available on the City of Calgary website and more information on the rehabilitation plans are available on the Mission Bridge Rehabilitation newsletter.

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