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Prest Road Widening and Semiault Bridge Replacement

Construction Timeline:

  • Phase 1:  February-May 2020  & December 2020 - February 2021

  • Phase 2:  June-October 2021

Current Works:

  • BC Hydro pole relocation works are scheduled for December 2020 - February 2021
  • Upgrade of Prest Road from Highway #1 to McGuire Road.
  • The Prest Road project is part of a larger construction package that will include the widening of Vedder Road from Keith Wilson Road to Watson Road, and the widening Promontory Road from Vedder Elementary east to Chester Drive.
  • Council has awarded these works in one package to Eurovia BC. Bundling multiple roadway projects together helps keep costs low while ensuring the works are coordinated in a way that minimizes the impact to the community.
  • The improvements along Prest Road include road widening to provide sufficient travel lane width, bike lanes, shoulders, replacement of Semiault Creek Bridge, along with the relocation of BC Hydro poles.
  • Why is this work delayed to next summer?
      • Bridge replacement is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2021 to allow time for environmental approvals and to conduct in stream work during the regional fisheries timing window.

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