Preparations for 4th Engineer Support Regiment training begins near Bathurst

Members of the Canadian Forces' 4th Engineer Support Regiment began arriving in the region this week.

They're here for a four week training exercise, called NIHILO SAPPER 2016 which begins next Tuesday.

A part of their training includes building a 150 foot multi-use trail bridge across the Tetagouche river.

Sub-Lieutenant Jamie Tobin says motorists can expect to see heavy equipment loads being transported from 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown to the Port of Belledune and that the movements are not expected to have an impact on traffic along the route.

Nearly 500 soldiers will be taking part.