By Spencer Hall
The Ministry of Transportation says Blackman Road will be closed from L’Heureaux Road to Tete Jaune Access Road for two weeks so crews can conduct bridge maintenance on the Tete Jaune bridge that crosses the Fraser River.

According to the Ministry, the road will be closed in both directions to allow for the replacement of the timber deck on the Tete Jaune Howe truss bridge.

“The work is routine and addresses wear in the existing wood planks,” the Ministry said in an emailed statement to The Goat.

The closure began Monday and the Ministry anticipates that the road will reopen on February 26th.

A detour is currently available via the adjacent Highway 16 and Highway 5.