|The Ministry of Transportation still has plans to move forward with the|
Mile 28 crossing project between Terrace and Prince Rupert
A major improvement for Highway 16 is still on the books, though delayed after some technical issues and a change of government required a review for Mile 28 crossing project.
The topic of the status of the highway crossing came up during Monday's Prince Rupert City Council session, with Councillor Barry Cunningham raising the fate of the crossing with Darrell Gunn, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure point man for the Northwest based out of Terrace.
Mr. Gunn recounted some of the history of the project and noted that as far as he has been advised, the project will be moving forward.
From his review for Council he observed that the original tender had been pulled owing to language which needed to be addressed, related to technical language, as well as some First Nation incentive notes.
He noted that the current timeline for the overpass proposal has a target for tenders set for early 2019.
A video of the design features for the proposed crossing was posted to the Ministry of Transportation website in the fall of 2016.
Some background on the proposed highway project can be found below:
October 2016 -- Province reveals design for Mile 28 rail crossing between Prince Rupert and Terrace
July 2016 -- Information Sessions for Highway 16 crossing project set for Prince Rupert and Terrace
July 2015 -- Highway 16 to receive major funding for overpass between Prince Rupert and Terrace
Mr. Gunn was attending Prince Rupert Council to deliver the Ministry's Shift into Winter message, providing background on safe driving initiatives in the region.
You can review more of those notes from our City Council Timeline Feature, as well his presentation to Council is available as part of the City's Video Archive from Monday starting at the thirty six minute mark.
More items related to Highway 16 transportation issues can be found on our archive page here.
For further notes related to Monday's City Council Session see our archive page here.
A wider overview of Council discussion topics is available from our Council Discussion archive.