Paisley Bridge replacement project continues on schedule

The Paisley Bridge replacement project, located on Bruce Road 3 in Paisley, Ontario, began in May 2022 and continues to successfully progress on budget. Motorists can continue to drive to and through Paisley while bridge construction is underway and Paisley businesses are open.

The former Teeswater River Bridge was constructed in 1935 and provided over 85 years of service to the community.

Looby Construction Ltd. is the contractor for this construction project and BM Ross is the Project Engineer. Partial funding for this project is provided by the Canada Community Building Fund (CCBF).

The new bridge will allow for more river flow clearance and will have a service life of 75 years. The culvert abutments and retaining walls have been poured. The remaining work includes parapet walls, approach slabs, backfill, waterproofing, and paving.

The project also includes work by the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie on Queen Street, north of the bridge. The sanitary mainline is finished, sanitary services and water services are completed, and watermain installation is nearing completion. The concrete curbs and sidewalks are underway and storm sewer installation is expected to be completed within the next couple weeks.

It is anticipated that the bridge and roadwork will be completed in late October of 2023, with top lift paving being completed in the summer of 2024. Once the new bridge and road are open to traffic, the temporary bridge removal will begin. The temporary bridge will however, remain in operation until late October this year when the new bridge is expected to open to traffic.

The in-town temporary bridge detour for motorists and pedestrians continues to successfully connect Goldie Street and Church Street, over the Saugeen River.

Semi-trucks, tractor trailers, and agricultural equipment however, are to avoid crossing at the bridge in Paisley during the construction period due to the tight turns entering and exiting the detour. Alternate Truck Routes have been established and signage is place. Businesses using large trucks for shipments and deliveries are encouraged to make alternative route plans to avoid the in-town detour.

Local businesses requiring support are encouraged to contact Business to Bruce at 1-800-268-3838 or

For construction inquiries, contact Bruce County Transportation & Environmental Services at 519-881-2400 or

The County thanks everyone for their patience and understanding as this important infrastructure work is completed.