Orange you glad there’s a way around it?

Work on the orange bridge in Parksville over the next several weeks will cause delays.

There will be traffic delays over Parksville's orange bridge during work for the next three weeks.

Work on the orange bridge in Parksville over the next several weeks will cause delays. It will remain open, but Emcon and the city recommend vehicles use alternate routes when possible.

“There will be single lane alternating traffic starting Tuesday, October 11,” said Nasch Aguiar, bridge manager with Emcon Services, which will be doing the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure work.

The main work will be to the south end approach slab, which is beginning to fail, he said as well as “replacing the joint armour,” where the bridge connects to the shore and the foot path down the bank to Plummer Road.

They hope to complete it in three weeks, by Nov. 4, if the weather co-operates, Aguiar said, adding they will have to do bits of follow-up work afterward, but those will just be short term traffic controlled interruptions.

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