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Save the dates: Virtual open houses set for Taylor Bridge Oct. 13 and 21

Two virtual open houses on the future of the Taylor Bridge will be held Oct. 13 and Oct. 21.
Taylor Bridge
Taylor Bridge over the Peace River.

Two virtual open houses on the future of the Taylor Bridge will be held Oct. 13 and Oct. 21.

In an update Tuesday, the Ministry of Transportation says residents can register to participate and provide input about the future of the crossing, as well as complete an online survey about the bridge.

Since 1960, the 712-metre two-lane structure has carried drivers across the Peace River at the same spot where its predecessor collapsed after a 1957 landslide

More than 7,500 vehicles travel between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John each day, with commercial vehicles accounting for 30% of traffic, according to the ministry.

A group representing industry and local government has already been formed to provide local and technical input to the discussions, the ministry said. Consultation continues with local First Nation communities, and extensive field investigations also continue, the ministry said.

To register for the open houses and take the survey, visit engage.gov.bc.ca/taylorbridge.

The survey can be completed between Oct. 5 and Nov. 15.