05 November 2018

Hwy 748 and Rosevear Bridge Construction Continues

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Hwy 748 and Rosevear Bridge Construction Continues

Currently, the road surface is being paved, but it is uncertain whether paving will be completed and whether the bridge will be ready for traffic this year. Highway 748 will be open for both lanes of traffic by the end of the month, the detour removed and traffic moving in both directions.

Originally, planned for completion on October 31, 2018, the project has experienced numerous delays due to weather, and construction issues. Currently, the road surface is being paved, but it is uncertain whether paving will be completed and whether the bridge will be ready for traffic this year.

It is the intent of the County and the contractor to complete the paving and allow full access by the end of the month, but this is weather dependent. Should the conditions remain less than optimal for paving, the paving will be postponed until the summer of 2019. This will ensure a quality highway surface for the travelling public.

The County is continuing to manage the project within the original project budget. However, the project has not yet been completed. Based on the terms of the original contract the contractor has until June 15, 2019, to complete the project.

That said, Highway 748 will be open for both lanes of traffic by the end of the month, whether a paved or gravel surface is available, with the temporary detour removed and traffic unimpeded in both directions. Please remember this remains a construction zone and requires reduced speed.
We understand your concerns and are working with our contractor to meet the needs of public safety.

 

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