Province invests in new bridge for North Lake
Investing in Infrastructure -
A new bridge will be built in North Lake Harbour to improve clearance for boat traffic and provide better access to facilities in the area.
The provincial government is investing $2.5 million to replace the existing bridge with a taller, more modern structure. Construction will begin this year.
“As the gateway to the tuna capital of the world the North Lake Bridge plays an important role in the Eastern Kings region,” said Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar. “Government is committed to improving our rural and fishing communities and we recognize the need to upgrade this aged infrastructure to support the future success of the economy in the area.”
"A new bridge will make a tremendous difference not only in the harbour, but in the community of Eastern Kings." said Harbour Manager at North Lake Harbour Authority Sheila Eastman. "This has been something the Harbour Authority has hoped for and we are excited to see real changes happening”
The existing bridge was built in 1969.
All vehicle traffic will be detoured to nearby Route 16 (Northside Rd) during construction.