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Trail closures likely during Peterson Creek Bridge upgrades

The Peterson Creek Bridge in Kamloops is pictured in this file photo.
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September 12, 2016 - 10:10 AM

KAMLOOPS - The Peterson Creek Bridge in Kamloops is going to get over $500,000 worth of drainage improvements courtesy of the B.C. government this fall.

Extreme Excavating Ltd. of Kamloops has been awarded the $560,000 contract, according to a media release from the province. The four to six weeks worth of work is scheduled to begin in late September.

"This busy crossing forms part of the Trans Canada Highway network and sees more than 17,000 vehicles per day," Transportation Minister Todd Stone says in the release. "It's important we get this work done to increase the longevity of the structure and to help reduce hazards for the hikers that use the Peterson Creek trail system."

The province says to expect single lane closures during the day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m during construction, the release says. The closures will only occur during certain stages of the project. Impacts and delays to motorists are anticipated to be minimal.

Traffic controllers will be on-site, directing hikers during times of equipment operation. The trail on the east side of Peterson Creek will stay open, while the trail that is routed on the west side will likely be closed.

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