248th overpass almost complete

The replacement to the 248th Street highway overpass could be open this weekend, if not sooner, according to provincial and local officials.

The overpass is being rebuilt as part of a project that will create a new truck climbing lane on the Trans Canada Highway. Widening the highway required a new overpass.

A few residents got to use the new overpass Friday when it was briefly opened to allow construction vehicles through, said provincial government spokesperson Robert Adam.

He said other traffic was allowed through as well, but the site is still considered a construction zone. Barricades were back up by Saturday.

On Tuesday, contractors on the site said they had just done the final walkthrough and there were “minor deficiencies” left to repair. Lines were already painted on the new road surface.

Once final clean ups and inspections are done, the new overpass will be opened, Adam said.

The overpass was scheduled to be opened this spring.Work on the new climbing lane and overpass began in March last year.

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