Carnell Drive Bridge Completes Quidi Vidi Lake Flood Control

Friday, December 06, 2013 - 2:15 PM

The City of St. John’s has completed work on the $2.4 million Carnell Drive Bridge project, another project in the City’s $270 million three-year commitment to infrastructure renewal and enhancement.
The Carnell Drive Bridge was identified for reconstruction as part of the Quidi Vidi Lake flood control project. Carnell Drive was closed to all traffic in early July to complete the construction of the new bridge.
“Construction of the new bridge on Carnell Drive was the final piece of work required for flood control at Quidi Vidi Lake,” says Councillor Jonathan Galgay, chair of the Public Works Standing Committee. “The new bridge provides increased water flow protecting the area from flooding and allows for increased vehicular and pedestrian traffic, as it’s now a two lane roadway and pedestrian walkways are located on both sides of the bridge.”
Previous flood control work undertaken in the area included the construction of the weir at the bottom of Quidi Vidi Lake and the berm and retaining wall construction adjacent to the King George V soccer facility.
“I’m delighted Carnell Drive has a new bridge,” says Mayor Dennis O’Keefe. “It was important to us that this bridge fit in with the historic neighbourhood in which it sits and I feel the new bridge strikes a good balance between functionality and esthetics.”
For further information:
Shelley Pardy
Communications and Public Relations Officer
City of St. John's
Phone: (709) 576-4510
Cell: (709) 699-4091
Dennis O’Keefe
City of St. John’s
Phone: (709) 576-8477
Jonathan Galgay
Councillor Ward 2
Chair, Public Works Standing Committee
City of St. John’s
Phone: (709) 576-7144