Peterborough County has announced an emergency closure of the James A. Gifford Causeway in Bridgenorth — the county’s busiest stretch of road — to all traffic effective at 7 p.m. on Friday (September 29), with the closure lasting for one week.
County officials say “urgent unforeseen repairs” mean the causeway will be fully closed while crews work extended hours to make the repairs. No details were provided about the nature of the repairs.
“This must be completed immediately to avoid a significant safety risk to the travelling public,” states a media release from the county issued on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m.
Detours will be in place during the closure, with the causeway expected to reopen next Friday (October 6).
“Peterborough County realizes that this unexpected situation is disruptive and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause,” reads a media release.
In August, Peterborough County announced construction on the causeway was set to begin the week of September 11 with a projected completion date of November, with the scope of the work extending from the County Road 16 (Robinson Road) intersection to west of the Chemong Bridge.