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Sunday , 22 May 2022

M.D. of Bonnyville Bridge replacement will affect access to M.D. and provincial parks

A bridge replacement is occurring in the M.D. of Bonnyville and the road estimated to be reopened before start of camping season

According to a news release from the M.D. of Bonnyville, “Range Road 474 will be closed at Highway 660 by the end of February as contractors begin to replace the Thinlake River Bridge.”

The bridge is located just south of the range road and highway intersection, the M.D. says the bridge is a popular spot for fishing in the summer. It is also the access point for many Moose Lake camps and parks, including Franchere Bay Provincial Recreation Area and the M.D.’s Pelican Point campground.

Once the work begins, access to these parks will only be possible by travelling north on Rge. Rd. 474 from Hwy. 28.

Work is expected to begin by February 28. The project’s estimated completion date is April 30, just in time for camping season.

The M.D. says updates to the road closure will be made on the M.D.’s social media platforms and website.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.