Highway 31 - Kaslo Bridge Replacement Project
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The Highway 31 Kaslo Bridge, which crosses the Kaslo River at the south entrance to Kaslo, is nearing the end of its service life. The bridge will be replaced with a modern, reliable two-lane structure.
The existing bridge, built in 1966, is primarily made of timber, with two 15 metre main spans, three jump spans and a timber deck. The new steel and concrete single span bridge will be built to current standards and will have a lifespan of 75 – 100 years. The new bridge design will provide enhancements for fish and navigation by eliminating the need for a mid-stream pier.
The project will also align the intersection of Spruce Avenue and F Avenue so that they are no longer offset.
Project cost is $6.19 million.
The contract was awarded to BD Hall Constructors Corp. from Surrey. Construction to begin May 2021 and is expected to finish in November 2021.
- Improve safety, reliability and mobility
- Enhance pedestrian and cyclist safety and mobility
- Improve access and connectivity with the local road and trail network
- Finalize design: 2020
- Anticipated construction start: spring 2021
- Anticipated construction completion: fall 2021
Public Consultation & Design
An open house was held on November 20, 2019, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 74.