Work begins on Meadow Creek Bridge in Jasper National Park
Parks Canada is beginning work to rehabilitate Meadow Creek Bridge – approximately 12 kilometres west of the Jasper townsite on Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway).
Two-way traffic will be maintained (eastbound and westbound) in April until a detour route is constructed, according to Parks. Once the detour route is constructed, there will be single lane alternating traffic in work zones until November 2018. Traffic will be managed 24/7 with a combination of flaggers and automated lights.
Work will occur from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Speed reductions to 30 km/hr can be expected in work zones with traffic control personnel on site.
Delays will vary according to intensity of construction and volume of traffic. Be prepared to stop. The Elysium Pass, Virl, Dorothy and Christine Lakes Trailhead will be closed until construction is complete.
Work is expected to continue until November 2018.