June 9, 2016
The Board of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (PBA) announced that it has awarded a construction contract to American Bridge Canada Company for the Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Project.
"Work is scheduled to begin this month. However there will be no lane closures during the peak summer travel season", said Ron Rienas General Manager of the PBA. "The earliest a lane closure will occur is in mid October."
The Rehabilitation Project will include: complete replacement of the structural slab widening of the structure, including the addition of a pedestrian walkway/bikeway and observation platform, structural steel replacement, rehabilitation and strengthening; installation of electrical and fiber infrastructure; and the installation of new architectural traffic control gantries, railings, and light posts.
The $80.5 million Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Project is one component of an overall $186 million, fully self-financed, five-year capital plan approved by the PBA Board.
Construction is scheduled to begin in June 2016 and finished by 2019. Work will be completed in four stages.