The 152 Street is now open. (File photo)

The 152 Street is now open. (File photo)

152 Street overpass repairs expected to cost $1.2 million

South Surrey structure struck by a truck in December

Repairs to the 152 Street overpass – damaged in December when it was struck by an over-height commercial vehicle – are expected to cost around $1.2 million, officials with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure have confirmed.

”The ministry is still finalizing costs for repairs to the 152nd St. underpass. It anticipates repairs to cost in the neighbourhood of $1.2 million. The ministry expects to be able to recover some of the costs through ICBC,” a ministry spokesperson told Peace Arch News by email Thursday.

The overpass fully reopened in early March. Traffic had been restricted to only southbound traffic since the day after the damage occurred – causing frustration for commuters and area businesses alike. Highway 99 traffic has also been limited northbound, while repairs were being done.

Repair work got underway in February, and had initially been anticipated to finish in April.