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Town of Riverview launches new campaign ahead of planned Causeway closure

RIVERVIEW (N.B.) – The Town of Riverview is launching a new campaign ahead of the planned closure of the Causeway Bridge in 2021 to help its community stay strong and resilient during a significant commuter shift.

Next year the Town’s traditional transportation corridors will undergo a significant transformation when the Causeway is replaced by a new, steel girder bridge.

The project is led by the provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure and construction of the new bridge will result in a six-month closure period, which means people travelling to and from Riverview will be limited to the Gunningsville Bridge.

“Facing a provincial project that is expected to cause notable disruption for residents and businesses, the town has chosen to take a proactive approach in addressing probable challenges as a result of the temporary closure and discussing potential solutions with the community,” said Riverview Mayor Ann Seamans.

In anticipation of the closure, and as part of PetitcodiACTION – Moving with You, the Town is inviting residents, commuters, business owners and the area’s major employers to take part in a digital engagement session.

“Through PetitcodiACTION – Moving with You, the Town of Riverview will work with citizens and business owners to find solutions as our community tackles the impact of this construction project together,” added Shane Thomson, the Town’s Director of Economic Development.

“Once we review the findings from the session, the projects that stem from it will be our PetitcodiACTION.”

The event will be hosted on November 4, 2020, 4-6 p.m. on a videoconferencing platform, and facilitated by deep-change expert, Lisa Hrabluk. Residents can tune into the Town of Riverview’s Facebook page to watch the session live and a public survey will follow.

Prior to the community engagement session, the Town will also host a panel discussion to provide an overview of the closure in all its complexities through an interview-style dialogue.

The panel discussion will be livestreamed on the Town’s Facebook page at 10 a.m. on October 30, and will highlight multiple elements of the closure and critical perspectives from municipal and provincial leaders.

Ahead of the closure, the Town has already been working on one mitigation to the expected traffic congestion that the community will experience with the construction of Bridgedale Boulevard, a 1.6 kilometre roadway linking Gunningsville Boulevard to Runneymeade Road.

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