TAYLOR, B.C. – The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association is launching a campaign letter calling on the Province to include the Taylor Bridge’s replacement as part of the Government’s new agenda.

Those to receive the letter include Premier John Horgan, Transportation Minister Rob Fleming, and Finance Minister Selina Robinson, with hopes of having the replacement project being included in the Province’s 10-year capital improvement plan.

The 721-metre bridge was constructed in 1960, and the current traffic volume on Highway 97 between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John is approximately 7,500 vehicles per day, 30 percent of which is commercial vehicle traffic.

In May of 2019, it was estimated that a two-lane replacement bridge could cost $250 million.

The ICBA is asking the public to sign an online campaign letter to help push the project along.

The campaign letter can be found here.