A new bridge is in the works for Bittner Creek at Foreman Road this summer.

The replacement for the existing culvert aims to provide a safer crossing and better fish habitat conditions.

The $1.3-million project will replace the current crossing with a new single-lane, 21.8-meter-long bridge.

The new structure will be approximately 2.3 kilometers from the junction of Highway 16 and Foreman Road.

Once completed, the bridge will create new fish habitat and provide fish access to high-quality habitat upstream in Bittner Creek, east of Prince George.

While work is ongoing, drivers can expect some delays.

Traffic will be diverted to a single-lane portable bridge immediately north and adjacent to the site.

The new bridge will open to traffic in fall 2020.

The ministry is working closely with Kingston Construction of Surrey and WorkSafeBC to ensure health and safety are maintained for all workers on site.