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Halifax Harbour Bridges announce closures for bridges this summer

By Caitlin Snow May 8, 2024 | 11:08 AM

You can get prepared for closures on the bridges this summer.

Halifax Harbour Bridges says there will be four weekends when they will have to shut down the Mackay for maintenance and inspection.

The Macdonald bridge will also have closures next Sunday then again in August.

“We understand traffic disruptions occur any time we close a bridge – or even close a lane – so we only take these measures when there is no other way to do the work safely and efficiently,” says Halifax Harbour Bridges CEO Tony Wright.

“However, as our bridges age, more maintenance is needed to help extend the service life of these structures.  Closures are inevitable.”

The MacKay closures will take place:

  • Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. – Monday, June 10 at 5:30 a.m.
  • Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. – Monday, June 17 at 5:30 a.m.
  • Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. – Monday, June 24 at 5:30 a.m.
  • Friday, July 5 at 7 p.m. – Monday, July 8 at 5:30 a.m.

In addition, the Macdonald Bridge will also be closed at these times:

  • Sunday, May 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the Blue Nose Marathon route
  • Sunday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for MACPASS Miles road races and Bridgewalk 2024
  • Monday, Aug. 5 from 7:30 a.m. to noon as part of the Natal Day Parade route