The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is continuing with fieldwork, which will delay the final decision on which option will be chosen to replace the existing two-lane RW Bruhn Bridge on Highway 1 in Sicamous.
The ministry had been expecting to make its decision this spring, but more time is needed to complete the necessary fieldwork.
Fieldwork began last fall, and following the winter shutdown, resumed in early May.
This work is an important consideration in the ministry’s final decision. Once the final results from the fieldwork are collected, one of the following two options will be chosen:
- One bridge option: Five-lane bridge replacement with approach improvements
- Two bridge option: Four-lane bridge replacement with new Main Street bridge and approach improvements
Other important considerations in the final decision include technical, financial and environmental information, along with feedback from local government, First Nations, the public and the Project Liaison Committee.
The ministry appreciates peoples’ patience, as it continues this necessary work.
The RW Bruhn Bridge Replacement Project is part of the ministry’s four-laning program for Highway 1 between Kamloops and the Alberta border. In Budget 2018, the Province committed $464 million to this program over the next three years.
To view both bridge replacement options, go to: www.gov.bc.ca/bchwy1-bruhn
For more information on the Highway 1 four-laning program, please visit: www.gov.bc.ca/bchwy1-projects