Construction of the bridge is expected to begin in summer 2019.
From September 2018 through to December 2019 the new project team will be doing early site preparation, conducting additional environmental and geotechnical investigations to inform the detailed design and construction helping progress the DIA with Parks Canada, and working through design validation.
Once complete the new 1.2km bridge will extend over the Cataraqui River connecting the east side and west side communities. A new two-lane bridge will improve emergency services response, increase active transportation through a multi-use pedestrian and bike pathway, create business connections on the east and west sides of the river, and enhance the life of residents and visitors of Kingston meeting the highest engineering standards.
Communication and engagement programs will be part of the bridge's detailed design and construction phases in 2019. Stay up-to-date on the project by joining the project newsletter.