Frequently Asked Questions about the closure of Gow’s Bridge…
Q: Why is the bridge closed?
A: The bridge is closed to vehicles as result of the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain project. This is a major infrastructure renewal project and the area under the roadway will be excavated and sewer, watermain and storm sewer replacement will occur.
Q: What exactly is the part that is closed?
A: Only the section of McCrae Blvd on the NORTH side of the river is closed, technically speaking. The bridge will remain open for south bound vehicles to exit Royal City Park and go over the bridge to Water Street. This is a temporary reversal of the current one-way bridge traffic.
Q: How long will the bridge be closed?
A: The bridge and roadway will be closed until mid-August.
Q: Can cyclists and pedestrians use the bridge?
A: Yes, the bridge is open so that cyclists and pedestrians can cross and then meet up with the Royal City Park trail between McCrae Blvd and Gordon Street (eastern portion of the park only). The park trail between McCrae and Edinburgh is closed on the north side of the river. The trail on the south side of the river is open.
Q: Is park access open on the north side of the river?
A: Yes, the park access road on the north side of the river is open to pedestrians and cyclists — but only on the EAST side between McCrae and Gordon.
Q: Where can I find further information?
A: Go to the City website HERE for further information.
Here is a MAP of the traffic impacts.