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Local company lands $32M bridge contract

CIF Construction Ltd. to build new four-lane bridge on Trans-Canada Highway
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This map shows the approximate location of a $32-million bridge project being built by a Prince George-based contractor.

Prince George-based CIF Construction Ltd. has been awarded a $32 million contract to build a new bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway in the Shuswap.

Work on the Chase West to Chase Creek Bridge is expected to start in July, and be complete by the fall of 2023. The Village of Chase is located at the south end of Little Shuswap Lake, roughly 57 km east of Kamloops.

The new bridge is part of a $220 million project to widen a roughly five-kilometre section of the Trans-Canada Highway from two lanes to four.

"We are excited to get started on these four-laning upgrades to the Trans-Canada Highway through the Village of Chase, as part of our larger plan of highway improvements from Kamloops to the Alberta border," B.C. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming said in a press release. "The widening of the highway and the grade separated interchange will make this a safer, more reliable route for all drivers, including commercial truck drivers carrying goods. It's important we keep moving forward on major projects that will spur economic recovery as we move toward significant restart initiatives in the province."

Just over $12 million of the fund for the project came from a federal government grant. The provincial government is investing $837 million over three years to widen the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes.

CIF Construction was founded in Prince George in 1991, and has worked on projects across Western Canada.