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P.E.I. government invests $2.5 million for new bridge in North Lake

Souris-Elmira MLA Colin Lavie at the North Lake Harbour bridge, which has been restricted to heavy vehicles since November 2016. Lavie and others in the community say the restriction has had a negative effect on farming, fishing and tourism sectors in the area and are asking for a meeting with the province on the issue.  ©THE GUARDIAN
Souris-Elmira MLA Colin Lavie shows the state of the North Lake Harbour bridge in this file photo.

NORTH LAKE, P.E.I. - A new bridge will be built in North Lake Harbour to improve clearance for boat traffic and provide better access to facilities in the area.

The provincial government is investing $2.5 million to replace the existing bridge with a taller, more modern structure. Construction will begin this year.

"A new bridge will make a tremendous difference not only in the harbour but in the community of Eastern Kings," said Sheila Eastman, harbour manager at North Lake Harbour Authority. "This has been something the harbour authority has hoped for and we are excited to see real changes happening.”

The existing bridge was built in 1969.

All vehicle traffic will be detoured to nearby Route 16 (Northside Rd) during construction.

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