Work to be done for the new bridge on the Trans Canada Highway at West Bottom Brook has been registered with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment.
As many people now know, the Department of Transportation and Works is proposing to replace the aged bridge on West Bottom Brook.
West Bottom Brook is a Scheduled Salmon River.
In the Government’s Environmental Assessment Bulletin it is stated that a “temporary panel bridge and paved bypass will be constructed within the current right-of-way”. The temporary bypass bridge will be removed when the new bridge is open to traffic.
The current bridge will be closed, demolished and removed.
The new bridge will “measure 43 metres in length x 14 metres in width and be constructed along the same horizontal alignment and is designed to withstand a minimum of 1:100 year flood events.”
The work was registered with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment on April 8, 2019. The deadline for public comments is May 16, 2019. The minister’s decision is due by May 23, 2019.
More details can be found at https://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/env_assessment/projects/Y2019/2012/index.html
Public comments may be forwarded to: [email protected]
West Bottom Brook is located a few kilometers west of South Brook.