As the process of deciding how to replace the aging Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous continues, motorists and residents can expect to see Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure crews working on the highway right-of-way near the bridge beginning on May 1.
The fieldwork near the bridge will provide the ministry with further technical data. The new information, along with initial work done last fall and the extensive public consultation process will help the Ministry decide between a five-lane bridge or a four-lane replacement bridge accompanied by a new bridge over the channel at the end of Main Street.
Last fall’s work included geotechnical drilling, on the approaches to the bridge and underwater work to investigate subsurface conditions.
The work done by Ministry crews is not expected to affect traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway.