By Kaitlyn Clark
The Haldimand Press
CALEDONIA—Earlier this month signs were installed at the Argyle Street Bridge in Caledonia further reducing the load restriction to eight tonnes, “which means trucks are no longer permitted on it,” said Kersondra Hickey, Communications Coordinator at the Ministry of Transportation (MTO).
Hickey added that a signed truck route has been established using the Highway 6 bypass, and that MTO “Road User Safety officers and OPP have been present”.
However, there is still a need for emergency vehicles, such as fire trucks, to cross the bridge. Traffic signals are set to be installed at both ends of the bridge “over the next few weeks” and access onto Argyle Street from Forfar Street will be closed off until the replacement is completed in order to allow regular traffic to be stopped for the passage of emergency vehicles.