A small, local bridge on Kamloops Lake Drive near the west end of Kamloops Lake will be replaced this summer.
“The existing single-lane wooden bridge is at the end of its service life and has undergone several repairs to keep it in a safe operating condition,” Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone said. “That’s why, as part of B.C. on the Move, we’ve dedicated $180 million over three years toward repairing and replacing provincial bridges, which represents a 50% increase in bridge rehabilitation funding over previous years.”
The bridge is located in an industrial area off of Savona Access Road and is primarily used by local business. The road is expected to be closed until Aug. 26, 2016, for the replacement.
The existing bridge will be replaced with an upgraded pre-cast concrete structure. The project will also include the realignment of nearly 400 metres of roadway and upgrades to the channelization of Durand Creek.
B.G MacDonald Services Ltd. has been awarded the $250,000 contract. Work has already started and is set to wrap up by the end of August.
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