VIDEO: Fall River bridge now closed

FALL RIVER: Crews have placed detour signs and barricades closing the Fall River Road bridge for two weeks as part of Halifax Water’s construction of the Fall River water project.

The bridge, which connects those along Highway 2 to the varying subdivisions that spring off Fall River Road and Lockview Road, will be closed until Aug. 12, Halifax Water says.

A couple of motorists just missed the barricades being put in place and they asked the traffic control person in place about the detour for them to get home.

The detour is down to Rocky Lake Drive, than onto Cobequid Road and Windsor Junction Road before coming to the end of Fall River Road by Kinsac Lake and the train tracks.

HRM said they will be monitoring the traffic volume at Windsor Junction Road and Cobequid Road and if the three-way stop is required will put it in place. It is not currently.

A construction worker begins the closure of Fall River Road bridge by placing the first traffic barrier at 6 p.m. on July 29. (Healey photo)

A traffic control personnel was in place at the top of Fall River Road by Lockview Road directing traffic down it as the road was closed at the top as well.

Fire services will have four career firefighters at Station 41 in Waverley with four more at Station 45 at the Snow Centre in Fall River, ensuring residents are fully covered while the bridge is closed.

The right turn/straight lane coming from the Sobeys mall is blocked from use by barricades. Only the left turning lane to Waverley can be accessed. Most motorists who turn right are using the side entrance/exit out of Sobeys, near Schwarzwald.

Meanwhile, pedestrian access will remain in place using the bridge to walk across.

A traffic control personnel stands by the ‘Street Closed’ sign at Fall River Road and Lockview Road. It is closed for two weeks for the water project work. (Healey photo)