New bridge along Pacific Marine Circle Route

$1.2 million for new bridge between Port Renfrew and Lake Cowichan

  • May. 10, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Work is scheduled to begin this summer to replace the Upper Harris Bridge between Lake Cowichan and Port Renfrew, improving the safety and reliability of this Harris River crossing. The bridge is located about 30 km southeast of Lake Cowichan along the Pacific Marine Circle Route. A new two-lane structure will replace the old single-lane bridge.

 

The Pacific Marine Circle Route is a key transportation corridor for the Port Renfrew area and promotes tourism along the entire route from Victoria to Port Renfrew, Lake Cowichan, Duncan, and back to Victoria.

“The UpperHarris Bridge is located on a busy and popular stretch of highway in the Port Renfrew area, and the new structure will make travelling this route safer and more enjoyable for residents and tourists alike,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom.

 

 

A $1.2-million contract has been awarded to Don Mann Excavating Ltd. of Victoria. Work is scheduled to begin in late June and finish by the end of September. The new bridge will enhance the marine environment in this portion of the Harris River by restoring the natural stream channel to improve the stream flow, fish passage and fish habitat.

 

Over the past 10 years, the Province has invested more than $548 million on road and bridge improvements and maintenance on Vancouver Island.

Just Posted

Struggling Victoria adoption agency elects new board that intends to keep it open

The previous board announced that Choices would close May 31

New immigrants healthier than Canadian-born population

In 2016, 7.5 million immigrants were accounted for in Canada

Chinese Culture to light up 2019 Victoria Day Parade

Groups hopes Greater Victorians ‘view the culture, embrace the friendship’

Highlands group invites provincial leaders to a panel opposing local mining application

The public forum begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Highlands Community Hall, 729 Finlayson Arm Rd.

Uplands Park champion to earn provincial award

B.C. Community Award for Margaret Lidkea coincides with Sunday’s volunteer celebration

VIDEO: Killer whales hunt for seals in Vancouver harbour

Bigg’s killer whales feed on marine mammals like seals, sea lions, dolphins and even other whales

VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids

Tinney Davidson has been waving at students on their way to school for over 11 years, but is moving in a month

Island-born Snowbirds pilot enjoying homecoming in skies over Comox

Logan Reid once stood clinging onto the fence outside the Comox Air… Continue reading

Attack on student in Courtenay ‘way more than bullying’, says mom

A Comox Valley mother said “it was way more than bullying” at… Continue reading

Vancouver man, 19, charged in human trafficking case involving teen girl

The 16-year-old girl was reported missing and later discovered in Vancouver

Blaine, Wash. inn owner, charged with smuggling people into B.C., granted bail

Robert Joseph Boule ordered to turn away anyone indicating a plan to enter Canada illegally

CURATOR’S COLUMN: Dressing up exhibits at the museum

Montana Stanley | Contributed While looking for culture material to supplement the… Continue reading

Most Read