10th Street bridge closure delayed

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The City of Owen Sound has announced a delay in the construction of the 10th Street bridge. 

For weeks we've been going with September 23rd as the start up date but on Friday morning city officials say its been pushed back to Wednesday, October 2nd. 

City officials say the cause of the delay is the acquisition of permits for construction signage.  

All other project details remain the same.

However the rerouted transit routes will begin on Monday, September 23rd as scheduled.

The detour routes, which will begin on the anticipated closure day of Wednesday, October 2nd remain as follows:


  • Eastbound traffic will be redirected at 10th Street and 2nd Avenue West southerly to 8th Street, along 8th Street to 3rd Avenue East, northbound to 10th Street East.  
  • Westbound traffic will be redirected at 10th Street and 3rd Avenue East southerly towards 9th Street, along 9th Street to 2nd Avenue West, northbound to 10th Street West.


Parking has been removed along sections of 8th Street and 9th Street to create an additional westbound lane on 9th Street and eastbound lane on 8th Street.  Additional parking has been created in the curb lanes along 10th Street East between 2nd Avenue East and 3rd Avenue East.

Please leave yourself extra time travelling through the downtown.  Pedestrian access will be maintained to all businesses in the downtown during the construction and we hope you will support these businesses during this reconstruction of the bridge.


For more information regarding the 10th Street bridge reconstruction, please visit https://www.owensound.ca/thebridge.


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