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Prince George bridge project aims to create a new habitat for fish

Prince George bridge project aims to create a new habitat for fish
PROVINCE OF B.C. — A new bridge project underway in Prince George, B.C. aims to improve traffic in the area as well as preserve vital fish habitat.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A project is underway in B.C. to give fish near Prince George a helping hand.

Surrey contractor Kingston Construction began work building a new bridge across Bittner Creek at Foreman Road, providing a safer crossing for people and improved habitat for fish.

The current culvert under Foreman Road must be replaced due to flooding issues. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure stated the project will create a more efficient crossing for people who live and work in Prince George and the surrounding area.

The $1.3-million project will replace the existing crossing with a single-lane, 21.8-metre-long bridge. The new bridge will be a little more than two kilometres from the junction of Highway 16 and Foreman Road. Once completed, the bridge will create new fish habitat and provide fish access to high-quality habitat upstream in Bittner Creek, east of Prince George.

Provincial officials noted while work is ongoing, drivers can expect some delays.

Traffic will be diverted to a single-lane portable bridge immediately north and adjacent to the site. For the most up-to-date information, drivers are reminded to visit DriveBC.ca

The new bridge is expected to open this fall.         

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