PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The Simon Fraser Bridge will be twinned in an effort to alleviate traffic congestion and enhance the efficient delivery of goods between the Port of Prince Rupert container facility and the soon-to-be-constructed Prince George Inland Container Terminal.
The transport of goods via the Highway 97 and 16 corridors will be the primary means of delivering forestry product destined for trade with Asian markets to the Prince George terminal being built by Canadian National Railway.
The bridge twinning project will be cost-shared between the provincial and federal governments, with the federal government contributing up to $18 million for the project. The funding is part of the estimated total project cost of $42 million and comes from a $44-million federal commitment to fund transportation infrastructure projects through the Mountain Pine Beetle Program under the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI).
“The interior of British Columbia is growing at a rapid rate and our infrastructure needs to grow with it,” said Richard Harris, MP for Cariboo-Prince George.
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