Mariners Advised of Restricted Access to Placentia Gut
Beginning tomorrow (Saturday, December 10), the channel that allows access to the Placentia gut will be inaccessible for approximately one month to mariners who require the Placentia Lift Bridge to lift.
This is due to the removal of the former lift bridge. The new bridge remains open to vehicle traffic.
The Department of Transportation and Works thanks mariners for their cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may cause.
Contract Awarded for St. John’s Harbour Dredging
The federal government announced today that a $4-million contract has been awarded for harbourside improvements at the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Headquarters in St. John’s.
Bottom sediments near the dock will be removed providing greater water depth. This will allow for the Coast Guard’s larger vessels to dock at the wharf adjacent to the headquarters building instead of being restricted to the North side of St. John’s Harbour. Approximately one metre of dredging will be done in 90 ...