Bridge Sodding To Begin?

Mayor Jim Watson has pledged to sod the Alexandra Bridge for Canada 150 but isn’t it a bit early to be starting.

This is a press release from the federal government by way of the City of Ottawa:

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed February 4th, 2017 and February 5th, 2017 from 7 am to 1 pm, for preparatory work for Canada 150 events.

No vehicular traffic will be permitted on the bridge. The boardwalk will remain open, but pedestrians and cyclists should expect a width reduction for short periods of time during this work. Cyclists will be asked to walk their bike when travelling through the reduced portion.

Pedestrians and cyclists will have to exercise caution while using the boardwalk.

The schedule may change because of weather conditions.

PSPC encourages users to exercise caution when travelling in the construction zone and thanks them for their patience.

For more information, consult the web page about construction updates and lane closures on the Alexandra Bridge.

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Gardening experts reached by The Bulldog say the grass is unlikely to take this time of year.



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3 thoughts on “Bridge Sodding To Begin?

  1. It almost sounds like you think Jim Watson can’t make grass grow in February …
    Maybe he wants to demonstrate that he CAN let the grass grow under his feet.
    On a more serious note, the Canada Day fireworks are sometimes set off from the Alexandria Bridge. There will be more firework events this year so maybe this is prep work for that.


  2. Ken,

    Your last sentence caused my wife to look over at me and ask , ” What the hell are you reading that’s so funny?”


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