This spring the Frank Channel bridge near Behchoko is getting a make over. The bridge was built in the early 1960’s when the Mackenzie Highway extended North from Hay River.
Motorists currently traveling on highway 3 need to slow down to 40 kilometers an hour to cross the bridge that crosses where Marion Lake connects to Great Slave Lake.
Construction is expected to start on May 1, with traffic being restricted to one lane. Commercial vehicles will be subject to legal height, width and weight restrictions, with no over-dimension or overweight axle loadings allowed.
The Department of Transportation estimates two lane traffic to resume between November and April 2018.