Cumberland South MLA Jamie Baillie and Cumberland North MLA Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin are urging the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal to fix Rainbow Bridge that borders both constituencies.
The PC MLAs have started a petition so residents can have their names counted and voices heard in the Legislature.
“The department told me that it will take up to two years for the bridge to be repaired and that is unacceptable,” says Smith-McCrossin. “I hope everyone impacted by the closure will stop by one of our offices and sign this petition, so we can put added pressure on the Liberal government to get the bridge fixed.”
Baillie says Cumberland County residents deserve safe and reliable roads.
“The detour suggested by the department is a Band-Aid. The condition of the alternative road is deteriorating, and involves a one-way bridge that isn’t suitable for all this extra traffic,” says Baillie. “This is not a sustainable option for two years of detour. The Liberal government must fix this bridge sooner than later.”
Smith-McCrossin and Baillie will table the petition in the upcoming spring session of the legislature.