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A truck passes over Greek River Bridge
A new highway structure on Point Pleasant Road (Route 17) in Greek River in Kings County is open to traffic.
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey says the new bridge structure will allow safer access to the community. He said the department is pleased the project was completed in time for visitors to use without encountering any traffic delays.
Construction on the $350,000 project began in early May following a community information session in Murray River. The original bridge was built in 1959 and was identified for replacement as part of the department’s bridge inspection program.
Four more bridges will be replaced in 2014-15. They include structures in Augustine Cove, Clinton, Rocky Point and Souris.
“When we make proactive, strategic investments in our roads and bridges, we increase the safety and efficiency of our transportation network and create jobs that bolster our economy,” said Vessey.
Since 2007, the provincial government has replaced or completed major repairs on 52 bridges throughout Prince Edward Island, for a total investment of more than $60 million.