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August 22, 2018
Niagara Falls' Rainbow Bridge span will be reduced to two lanes for two months
The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced that it plans to begin maintenance and improvement work at the Rainbow Bridge early next month. The bridge crossing connects Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.
The Commission says construction activity will require the closure of two of the bridge's traffic lanes, effectively reducing the standard four lanes down to two.
This closure will take place between September 5th and November 2nd, 2018. Toll lanes and related Customs inspection booths will not be affected and will remain open 24 hours per day to cars and pedestrians during the construction. Bus and motor coach vehicles are strongly encouraged to schedule their crossings at the Rainbow Bridge via Border Planner, or use the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge or Peace Bridge as an alternative route.
Kenneth Bieger, general manager of the NFBC, said: "We're working closely with Customs agencies on both sides of the border as well as our many transportation partners, to stay coordinated during this construction period, in order to ensure that impacts on traffic flow are minimal. This construction work is being undertaken to keep the crossing structurally sound, modern, and efficient for its many users."
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