Corbin overpass will be nearly a year overdue

Completion of the new Corbin overpass near Sparwood is now expected to be in July this year, nearly a year later than originally planned.

Completion of the new Corbin overpass near Sparwood is now expected to be in July this year, nearly a year later than originally planned.

The Ministry of Transportation said the contractor had become behind schedule on construction of the bridge, and then had had to stop for the winter.

“Work will restart around mid May to complete the project,” said Project manager Tim Dyer.

“Hopefully, it will be finished by the start of July. There is only about four to six weeks worth of work left.”

Dyer said he is not able to comment on why the contractor, Great Circle Construction from Prince George, had become behind schedule.

“We are going through that dialogue with the contractor at the moment,” he said. “We are disputing certain items and will be battling it out in court, so can’t really comment.”

Construction of the overpass began in July 2009 and was originally scheduled to be finished September 30, 2010.

Calls to Great Circle Construction from The Free Press were not returned.