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Terrace pondering pedestrian overpass across rail line

Terrace pondering pedestrian overpass across rail line

The City of Terrace is looking at the possibility of a building a pedestrian overpass that would cross the CN rail line in the community.

The city has issued a request for submissions to perform a comprehensive study for the design and construction of a crossing at Kalum Street.  Officials want to know if the project is feasible and what it will cost.

There are currently four crossings over the tracks in town, but despite a large residential populations on both the north and south sides of the community, the city says there are few safe options for walking or cycling traffic.

The dangers of illegally cutting across the CN yard east of the Sande Overpass have been well documented with a number of train-related fatalities and injuries in recent years.

The city also notes that a pedestrian overpass would increase access to recreational facilities and community activities for Southside residents who may have financial or mobility barriers.

Proposals are due March 2nd and the city expects to award the contract by March 9th.

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