Starting today, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, operations at the LaSalle Causeway for marine traffic will begin for the season.
The opening of the Causeway for marine traffic was delayed due to provincial travel restrictions and to align with the Parks Canada decision to delay the opening of the Rideau Canal, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) previously announced.
Now, PSPC has announced the operations of the Causeway will begin with a reduced schedule. The bridge will be operational for all marine traffic only between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily until further notice. This means the bridge will lift at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays, and every hour on the hour (between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.) on the weekends. The bridge will continue to operate on demand for commercial vessels.
“Public Services and Procurement Canada continues to encourage users to exercise caution when travelling on the waterway near the bridge and thanks them for their patience,” PSPC said in a statement on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.