CORNWALL, Ontario - Construction is on schedule and it's likely the new low-level bridge in Cornwall will open this fall.
But exactly when remains to be seen.
Andre Girard, vice-president of communications with the Federal Bridge Corporation, told Seaway News construction is progressing well.
"We're on schedule and things are progressing well," he said. "But we're not presently sure of the date for opening."
Steve Wintle, the city's division manager of infrastructure planning, told Seaway News it's believed the section of Brookdale Avenue and Water Street that is currently closed to traffic will reopen in a few weeks.
"The city's roadway should reopen towards the end of September," he said, adding construction is likely to continue, behind a fence, on the bridge and Canada Border Services Agency temporary facility.
While it's anticipated the bridge will be completed not long after the city roadway reopens, it cannot open to traffic until a CBSA facility opens on the old canal lands along the waterfront.
Sources indicate to Seaway News it could be weeks later, perhaps sometime in November or December, before another temporary CBSA facility opens - which will signal the opening of the new bridge.
CBSA still has to construct its so-called "interim" facility after that. And there is also the matter of dismantling the existing bridge to deal with in the years to come.