New bridge slated for Hope

Suckers Creek replacement project to start next month

Work on the new Suckers Creek Bridge is set to begin in three weeks.

Jakes Construction has been awarded the contract and will be replacing the bridge with an improved two-lane structure featuring a separated pedestrian walkway.

“There is no imminent danger or environmental concerns,” said Ian Vaughan, the district’s director of operations. “The new bridge will be safer for vehicle and pedestrian use. The bridge approaches will also provide better site lines for two-way traffic.”

The $1.7 million project is being funded by a surplus from the new Kawkawa Lake Road Bridge. The federal and provincial program criteria permitted the increase in scope because of its proximity to the original project.

Only $5 million of the budgeted $10 million was spent on the Kawkawa Lake Road Bridge, which means the residual funds can now be allocated to address the needs at Suckers Creek.

The bridge replacement has been approved together with paving of the Fraser Valley Regional District parking lot, construction of a new multi-use pathway along Kawkawa Lake Road, and road resurfacing from Seventh Avenue to the Kawkawa bridge.

In addition, safety and accessibility improvements will be made to the existing intersections at Sixth and Seventh avenues.

Vaughan said the existing Suckers Creek Bridge will remain in place while the new structure is constructed. However, road closures can be expected with traffic control flagging during normal working hours.

The project is expected to be completed by Feb. 1, 2013.

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