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Preview of Overlanders Bridge project plans

December 01, 2014 - 11:20 AM


KAMLOOPS - Resurfacing of the Overlanders Bridge was originally set to take place in 2014 but when it was realized the sidewalk needed work too the project was put off a year. Now the city is ready to move ahead and will be hosting an open house to share the design plan.

In June council agreed to the full scope of the project, which was set to include both the resurfacing of the bridge deck and replacing much of the west sidewalk. The $9.3 million loan was officially approved in October.

In addition to reconstruction of the west sidewalk work will include the repairs of the concrete deck, a new membrane, new surface and removal of some expansion joints — which should help provide a smoother ride.

Public Works Director Jen Fretz expects the project to take about five to six months, beginning in the spring. The city will be working with the contractor through the tendering process to set out regulations on when and how much of the bridge will be closed during construction, though she expects only a single lane to be open in both directions at any given time.

Those wanting to get a look at the project plans can view them on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Kamloops Alliance Church, 233 Fortune Drive. City staff will be on hand to answer questions as well.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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