FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -The Province’s online survey on the future of the Taylor bridge ran from October 5th to November 15th, seeing 2,200 visitors and received 800 feedback forms.

Phase one of the Province’s public engagement sessions also included 2 virtual open houses with approximately 40 participants.

When measured against levels of engagement with other provincial projects in Cathedral Grove and Peachland, the Taylor Bridge project had the second-highest.

“That’s pretty representative of the interest of the regional area in the project. When you compare those projects with this one there’s a substantial difference in population density,” Bruce said.

The Province also spoke with a bridge user group of 11 participants, comprised of local government and industry representatives, including two directors from the PRRD.

Two meetings were also held to meet with emergency respondents, elected officials, and industry representatives.

“Our consultant team is compiling and tabulating a report which will help guide the technical work to respond to what we’ve heard through this feedback,” Bruce said.

Bruce says a report of the feedback gathered in phase one will be available with the next phase of engagement beginning in either late winter or early spring of 2022.