The city plans to monitor the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge over the next few weeks in order to get a better sense of the traffic flow.
Today marked the first time the bridge was open for the morning commute and Councillor Steve Desroches tells CFRA they expect the next few weeks to be relatively quiet.
"This is the low water mark time of the year with limited volumes because of the holiday season," he said. "We're going to monitor this very closely. There is no computer that can predict with 100 per cent certainty what the patterns are going to be."
The $48-million bridge opened two years late, but Desroches said it is an important connector in the community... it links Strandherd Drive to Earl Armstrong Road.
He says they are worried about traffic jams the nearby River Road, but the city has put up signs urging motorists to use Earl Armstrong instead.