The new low-level bridge in Cornwall.
CORNWALL, Ontario - It looks like Cornwall and area residents will have to wait a few more weeks until the new low-level bridge in the city opens.
Cornwall CAO Norm Levac told Seaway News Friday the city has been told it will likely be "mid-January" before the bridge opens to traffic.
"It's more or less minor things" holding up the opening, said Levac, suggesting some electrical work needs to be completed at the interim CBSA facility being built at the base of the new bridge in Cornwall.
Rumours have been flying that Jan. 4 will see the bridge finally open to traffic, but Levac's comments appear to contradict that sentiment.
The original plan, according to the Canada Border Services Protection Agency, was to see the bridge open in mid-December with the addition of an interim port of entry.
That facility would be similar to the port of entry currently being used at the traffic circle on Brookdale Avenue in Cornwall.
A more modern facility is under construction, with an estimated completion next summer. That facility will include more traffic lanes, with an aim to creating more efficiency when crossing the border.