Redford extension close to completion

The bridge will be open for full traffic this weekend.

The Roger Creek culvert replacement is proceeding as planned, according to senior project manager Allan Galambos of R.F. Binnie and Associates.

According to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the project, which is being carried out by Neelco Builders Ltd., was undertaken due to the previous culvert’s smaller opening being at a higher risk of being blocked by logging debris. The new 44-metre single span bridge will reduce the risk of a washout on that section of Hwy. 4.

Galambos said that there would be “full traffic on the bridge this weekend,” although there would still be some cleanup and landscaping going on in early December.

The official completion date for the project is the end of 2014 and it is expected to come in at the original cost of $5 million, he said.

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