After a truck damaged part of the railing on the Tupper Street Overpass last Friday, Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure has released details of the repairs and timeline for a permanent fix.
PortageOnline reached out to them for comment on the situation.
"The bridge overpass on Provincial Road (PR) 240 in Portage la Prairie was closed Oct. 27 following a vehicle accident that damaged approximately seven metres of steel railing on the bridge," said a provincial spokesperson via email. "Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure (MTI) removed the damaged railing and placed temporary concrete barriers to reopen the bridge to two lanes of traffic on Oct. 28. Permanent repairs, including concrete curb repairs and replacement of the steel railing, are anticipated to be complete by Nov. 3. That completion date is still dependent on co-ordination with CN, which operates railway operations below the overpass."
According to a provincial spokesperson from Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure, the total cost of the project, including temporary barrier installation and final repair, is estimated to be $50,000.
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