Repairs to bridge on Acadian Peninsula aim to keep it serviceable until it's replaced

The provincial government will repair a bridge on the Acadian Peninsula to keep it serviceable until it can be replaced.

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser says replacing the Lameque-Shippagan bridge is a long and complex planning and design process and work this year will ensure it remains serviceable through the anticipated planning period.

Work this year includes upgrading the lift span along with concrete superstructure and pier improvements.

Local MLA Denis Landry says work is expected to begin sometime in June and should wrap up in October.

The department has earmarked $76 million in its capital budget for work to New Brunswick bridges this year.