Work begins soon on safety improvements to the southbound Campell River crossing at the junctures of Highways 28 and 19A.
The $2.9 million project to the 68-year-old bridge will see new seismic bearings, deck joint replacements, recoating of structural components and repairing steel and concrete on the span.
During construction, slated to begin mid-June, drivers will have one through lane, except for short closures that will be advertised on changeable message signs and online.
“The Campbell River bridge is integral to our highway infrastructure on the North Island, and I’m happy to see these long-needed repairs are getting underway,” Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena said.
“Local residents can rest assured that this work will make the bridge safer and more earthquake-resistant, so it will continue providing a reliable connection for the North Island for years to come.”
20 years ago, the bridge was converted to one-way traffic when the adjacent Tamarac Street bridge opened for northbound travellers.
A $2.56 million contract to handle the project was awarded to Seismic 2000 Construction Ltd. of Aldergrove.