The Peace Bridge, which connects the United States and Canada at the Niagara River, will undergo the final phase of construction and will restrict oversize/overweight loads from crossing during that period.

Peace Bridge Oversize Restriction to Begin

The restriction and closure of the center lane of the 3-lane bridge will begin on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 with the expected completion date of Wednesday, May 15, 2019. This will complete the Peace Bridge rehabilitation project, which began in 2009 and cost nearly $100 million.

Oversize/overweight vehicles requiring a permit will be restricted and include those that are 11′ wide or over, 15’6″ tall, over 130,000 pounds or over 60′ long. Work to the center lane of the bridge makes it impossible to accommodate those oversize vehicles.

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission says they will assist in getting oversize/overweight vehicles across the Niagara River via the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge. Their operations center or any oversize/overweight permit service can help with that. The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission can be reached online or at 905.354-5641, ext. 4161 or at 716-285-6322, ext. 4161.

The Peace Bridge was named for bringing over 100 years of peace and prosperity between the United States & Canada.

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, a binational bridge authority, has owned and operated the Peace Bridge since 1933. The bridge, which was opened to traffic in 1927, spans the Niagara River between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, and is a key international border crossing.

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