FORT NELSON, B.C. – Traffic on the Alaska Highway 11 kilometres south of Fort Nelson will be delayed as North River Midstream removes a decommissioned pipe bridge that crosses over the highway.

According to  Tim Shaw, Communications and Government Relations Supervisor for North River Midstream, the plant has been out of commission and is in the process of being remediated. As a result, the sulfur bridge is no longer in service.

As stated in a Fort Nelson First Nation post on social media, traffic will be reduced to a single lane from 10 p.m. on February 22nd to 6 a.m. on February 23rd, with alternating flow intervals of 20 minutes.

Shaw says delays will be minimized as there is little traffic on the highway at that time. Plans are in place to allow for emergency vehicles to pass through, but no detour routes are in place for regular traffic.