The Ministry of Transportation is advising carriers and motorists that short term traffic delays can be expected on Highway 11/17 at the Nipigon River Bridge this weekend.
Closures of approximately two hours each are planned on Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 a.m. Additional short term closures of 15 minutes or less may also occur throughout the weekend.
Workers continue to make necessary bridge repairs in order to reopen the bridge to two lanes of traffic by the end of the month.
Only one lane of traffic with restrictions has been open since Jan. 11, when an expansion joint failed in the cold weather, raising the bridge deck.
The ministry will ensure emergency response through the temporary closures is still maintained.
Drivers are reminded to obey and follow all traffic signage.
For the latest information on highway closures, the public can call 511, MTO’s Road Information Line or check www.ontario.ca/511.