Construction, Closures, and Service Disruptions

From time to time, regular or emergency construction, repairs, events, or other circumstances may result in full or partial road closures, traffic delays, and/or water and wastewater service disruptions. Please see below for a list of current or upcoming issues that may result in service disruptions.

Traffic Disruptions and Road Closures

Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge Rehabilitation

The Ministry of Transportation’s contractor, Aecon Construction, has re-started rehabilitation work on the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge on County Road 49.

Temporary single lane closures will be in place from March 4 to April 1, 2019, weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers

Starting on April 2, 2019, the first segment on the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge being rehabilitated will be reduced to a single lane for the remainder of the 2019 construction season, which should end in late December 2019. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals that will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

During specific occasions, the bridge will be required to be fully closed for safety reasons during major construction operations. These full closures will occur at night from Monday-Friday only. Notifications will be issued two weeks in advance of any planned full closures.

Upcoming full closures: 

• Monday, April 1 from 9 pm to 11 pm and Tuesday, April 2 from 12 am to 2 am

• Thursday, April 4 from 9 pm to 11 pm and Friday, April 5 from 12 am to 2 am.

Visit Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge Rehabilitation website for more information.

Brighton Road Swing Bridge Commissioning

Contractors will be onsite at Parks Canada's Brighton Road Swing Bridge on County Road 64 in the coming weeks to complete unfinished work and begin the commissioning of the new bridge for frequent summer operation.

What to expect:

March 18-29 — Intermittent bridge swings, lasting up to 15 minutes, between 10 am and 2 pm.

April 1-12 — Potential closures of up to four hours, between 10 am and 2 pm

April 15 until further notice — Intermittent bridge swings, lasting up to 15 minutes, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

For questions or concerns, or to receive email updates regarding this project, please email and include “Brighton Road Swing Bridge” in the subject heading. For news about this or other infrastructure projects in the area, please visit

Water Services Disruptions & Notifications

There are no water service disruptions at this time.

Other Notifications

Reduced Loads on Municipal Roads

The County is imposing reduced loads for all owners and users of trucks and trailers effective February 22 through April 30, 2019.

Reduced loads will be in force on certain municipal roads. Affected roads will be posted accordingly. This restriction does not apply to those who haul potable water, haul septage or haul heating fuel for residential and institutional uses. The co-operation of all owners and users of trucks and trailers is requested.

The County may grant commodity producers and distributors an exemption to transport perishable or market sensitive commodities that cannot reasonably be divided during the reduced load period. For further information about acquiring an exemption, please contact the Operations Office at 613.476.2148 ext. 4000 or visit the office at 115 Lake Street in Picton.