Work on the Hesketh Bridge replacement (BF8856, NW 12-29-22 on RNG RD 22-1) is expected to begin following the long weekend in September. (September 7, 2021, approx.)
The current weight/width/height-restricted truss bridge will be replaced with a 3-span sheet pile abutment/pipe-pier structure that will accept legal loads and have a width of 9m between the low height guardrails. This will eliminate the need for the low-level creek crossing, (which causes issues in the spring) and allow machinery to cross the bridge instead of detouring 24 km to cross the creek.
The project is expected to take approximately one and a half (1 ½) months to complete. Please note, Hesketh will only be accessible from the south during construction.