New Chemainus River Bridge project on time and on budget, mayor says

Reports about a lack of steel for the $5-million replacement span are unfounded, completion still expected by around Oct. 15

Projected completion date for the new Chemainus River bridge was Oct. 15 and North Cowichan’s mayor says it is still roughly on schedule.

Chemainus River’s new bridge project is on time and on budget, despite contrary reports, North Cowichan’s mayor says.

“That’s simply not true,” Jon Lefebure said of notions finishing $5-million rural span between Mural Town and Crofton was delayed due to a lack of steel.

“it’s on time and on budget.”

There was a brief delay in starting replacement of the former wooden bridge “due to hydro work, and the incident of electrocution of a man,” he said of the injury accident about two months ago.

“Completion was to be Oct. 15, and there could be a slight delay. The contractor is responsible for being on budget, and far as we know they are.”

The bridge’s funding came from federal gas tax money administered through the Union of B.C. Municipalities, Lefebure noted.

 

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