SURREY, B.C. – A new bridge is being constructed parallel to the Roger Pierlet Bridge on Hwy. 15 south of Cloverdale to improve traffic flow to and from the Lower Mainland.
The new bridge will allow for two lanes of southbound traffic and will include a rail lane underneath it.
“The construction of this new bridge demonstrates how the Government of Canada is working with the Province of British Columbia to improve B.C.’s highway infrastructure,” said Industry Minister, David Emerson. “This project, along with several other upgrades to Highway 15, will help reduce congestion and increase safety at one of Canada’s major border crossings.”
“I am pleased that construction to increase the capacity of Roger Pierlet Bridge will soon begin,” said federal Transport Minister, Jean-C. Lapierre. “Border Infrastructure Fund programs that expand border infrastructure capacity are essential to reducing congestion at our border crossings.
The bridge is being jointly funded by the feds and the provincial government under the Border Infrastructure Fund.
It is expected to be completed by July, 2006.
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