A second bridge on the northeast side of Swift Current will be receiving some improvements.
The 13th Avenue bridge will be out of service starting tomorrow and will last until Friday to allow for some proactive enhancements.
Rubber seals will be installed on the bridge just like on Chaplin Street, however, this project will cost the City around $45,000 as these upgrades aren't covered by warranty.
"Those are a fairly minor item in a sense that the bridge will continue to function without new seals but they're still important for preventative maintenance," said Craig Knudsen, a municipal engineering technologist for the City of Swift Current. "We saw a cost savings opportunity by having the contractor change these out while they're here."
The issue was found during the City's regular program that assesses each bridge. PCL Construction was awarded the work.
"We know it's a busy time where school is starting again shortly so we just want to recognize that this is an inconvenience to the public and we want to give everyone notice so they can plan their routes in advance," he said.
The City will have detours set up for motorists while the construction is ongoing.