South Slocan Bridge work and pedestrian tunnel will soon go to tender

A project to replace the South Slocan Bridge with rock fill and a pedestrian tunnel will soon go to tender.

The project involves removing the existing South Slocan Overhead and replacing it with road fill and a pedestrian underpass to create future trail connectivity in the area.

The project scope will also include a rock cut in the Beasley Bluffs which will not only provide the road fill for the project but will provide additional safety benefits on Highway 3A by increasing sight lines, expanding the clear zones and improving snow storage.

The road design will also include wider shoulders and improved intersection designs on adjacent roads.

The ministry is partnering with the Regional District of Central Kootenay, the Ministry of Forests, and the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society on the project.

Construction is expected to start this Spring.