The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) began the process of reopening the third lane Monday after the bridge had been limited to two lanes since November 2016. The bridge was reduced to two lanes to accommodate construction related to the $100 million Peace Bridge rehabilitation project.
All three lanes are expected to be fully functional by Thursday morning.
"The improvements we are making as part of the Peace Bridge rehabilitation project are necessary for a 90-year-old bride and will ensure the long-term viability of the Peace Bridge as a premier regional and international corridor for travel, tourism and trade," said Tim Clutterbuck, Chairman of the PBA Board of Directors. "We are pleased that the lane closure over the last several months had little adverse impact on traffic flows."
During the fall and winter of 2017 and 2018, a single lane closure will be repeated. However, all three lanes will be open during the summer while other elements of the rehabilitation project continue.
The rehabilitation project is expected to be fully completed in spring 2019.