VIDEO: Fall River bridge reopens

FALL RIVER: Shortly after 2 p.m. today Aug. 10, crews from Dexter Construction removed the final barriers at the Fall River bridge reopening it almost three days ahead of schedule.

The bridge was closed for work by Dexter, on behalf of Halifax Water, as part of the Fall River water project.

VIDEO: Traffic returns

The last two barricades are placed on the grassy area near Subway by Highway 2 as the bridge reopens. (Healey photo)

There were many smiling faces from motorists as they travelled along it for the first time in 11 days.

With the bridge reopening, HRM will be removing the three way stop at Windsor Junction Road and Cobequid Road.

VIDEO: The signs are removed

The barricades are taken down by Dexter Construction crews at the Fall River bridge. (Healey photo)

Crews are now expected to focus work along Highway 2 down to the overpass area by Inn on the Lake for Phase 2.

With the bridge reopening, the allotment of career firefighters at Station 41 in Waverley will end, and return to just the four stationed at Station 45 in Fall River as per usual.

A federal funding announcement regarding Phase 2 is set for Monday morning involving the Federal Infrastructure Minister Francois-Phillippe Champagne; area MLA Bill Horne; Sackville-Chezzetcook MP Darrell Samson and Councillor Steve Streatch will be on hand.

It is set for 9:45 a.m. at the gazebo at the Snow Centre.

The last of the two big detour signs is loaded on the truck from the corner by Subway. (Healey photo)