Whitehorse Daily Star

Work set for Robert Campbell Bridge

The Robert Campbell Bridge will be reduced to single-lane vehicle traffic between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. beginning Friday, until July 1, weather permitting, the city said Wednesday.

By Whitehorse Star on June 10, 2021

The Robert Campbell Bridge will be reduced to single-lane vehicle traffic between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. beginning Friday, until July 1, weather permitting, the city said Wednesday.

The structure connects downtown to Riverdale.

The city’s contractor, Andco Enterprises Ltd., will be performing extensive deck repairs during this period.

“Commuters will be required to stop at the bridge as flag persons will be controlling the flow of traffic,” the city said.

“Pedestrians and cyclists will be redirected to the available side of the bridge, and emergency vehicles will be given priority at all times.

“Please drive with care, reduce speed, and obey traffic controllers and construction signage.

“We thank you for your patience and consideration during the construction period.”

Comments (11)

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Scotch on Jun 14, 2021 at 3:53 pm

@yt
You're inconvenienced by me driving my kid to school? If there was a school in my neighborhood, he would walk there himself, but there isn't.
I'll be sure to drive a tad slower next fall as I drive in and out of Riverdale. Just for you.

You have all the schools, you get all the traffic.

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yt on Jun 12, 2021 at 10:10 am

I live in Riverdale, and we don't need another bridge. What we do need are parents from driving in and dropping off/picking up their kids. When schools out, it's a non-issue. I don't know what the government was thinking when they opted to re-build FHC at the current location, and adding the French school here was ridiculous. There was literally no forethought used in the planning of these schools. It's fine to have primary schools located in smaller neighbourhoods, but the high schools should be more centrally located.
And Wilf, read the article before you comment. It's embarrassing.
Jack. FBX.N Star has 97,000 people with the main city straddling the Chena. Whitehorse has one subdivision on the other side of the river. Also, the Chena is a creek compared to the Yukon river, so the capital costs are not apples to apples.

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jack on Jun 11, 2021 at 9:53 pm

I remember the Bailey Bridge the army deployed while the current bridge was being built. That was a bridge...single lane, wooden.

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The Great Reset begins in Riverdale! on Jun 11, 2021 at 5:40 pm

We don’t need no stinking bridge! Everybody should be supporting the green economy by riding bikes which you will not own. You can rent pontoon paddle wheelers that connect to your bike to cross the river… Once we have reversed climate change and the river freezes over solid again in the winters you will not have to rent the pontoons. Or, you can pedal or walk across the millennium trail bridge. Solved.

The value added is that we can narrow all roads on Riverdale to bike paths and build more homes/condos/apartments that people can rent… The money we save on building a new bridge or the bi-annual repairs can house dozens of homeless people… Go Yukon!

You will own nothing and be happy! Let’s reset today… Begin with the Riverdale infill!

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Wilf Carter on Jun 11, 2021 at 1:30 pm

Single lane bridge is very high risk to the health of all Yukoners. How does anyone get to the hospital??

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jack on Jun 11, 2021 at 3:48 am

Fairbanks has six bridges over the Chena river.

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Geoff on Jun 10, 2021 at 6:17 pm

Perhaps it is time that the bridge (built in 1975) was replaced, probably with a four-lane bridge but employed for just three lanes for the time being, with a flex-lane that carries northbound in the morning and southbound in the late afternoon. Then, engineer Lewes Blvd for two lanes each way as far as Alsek Rd North for northbound, and two lanes each way as far as Nisutlin for southbound.

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Casa loma on Jun 10, 2021 at 4:49 pm

LMAO when are going to build a new bridge 30 to 50 years from now?

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My Opinion on Jun 10, 2021 at 4:26 pm

Boy the traffic problems are only getting better. We have many problems on our roads. What does the City do? Build more vanity projects for themselves. Makes perfect sense. Oh and as a GREEN community first order of the day is Our May Tree must go. What a bunch of Clowns.

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Pierre on Jun 10, 2021 at 3:28 pm

Wasn’t this bridge under repair two years ago?

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shane on Jun 10, 2021 at 3:06 pm

Build another bridge - the city of Whitehorse is a joke.

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