A lone traffic light by the side of the road in the woods of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge seems unusual, but there are two of them right now controlling the traffic along the Boyd Concession near the outlet of Lac McGillivray. 

The Ministère des Transports du Québec is replacing the bridge deck. Extensive work is taking place beginning April 25 and will continue approximately one month. However, crews were already on the scene as of Friday, April 22, making preparations. During construction, traffic will travel alternately across the bridge on one lane out of two. 

A width restriction of 2.2 metres is also in effect for the duration of the construction. Measures are in place to ensure emergency services may still access both sides of the bridge. 

The deck replacement will make it possible to lift the load restrictions on the bridge, which are presently 18 tons for a single unit truck, 28 tons for a semi-trailer truck and 36 tons for a road train. 

A traffic light in the wilderness is keeping the bridge on Boyd Concession in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge down to one lane while the deck is being replaced. Photo: James Morgan