DAWSON CREEK -- The Ministry of Transportation is holding virtual open houses on October 13th and again October 21st to hear feedback on the Taylor Bridge.

Information is being gathered on how the 60-year-old spanis being used and by whom.

People are invited to fill out a survey on the BC government website

or send in a written submission,explaining the challenges with the bridge and need for a long-term solution.

With 7,500 vehicles crossing daily, the Taylor Bridge is a vital link for moving resources and people in thePeace Region.

Maintenance and repair costs have steadily increased over the years, the bridge now requiring more than 100 maintenance days per year, costing an estimated $1million per year

Bridge closures can last up to 45 minutes, often causing significant traffic delays.

The Taylor Bridge project will focus on several areas when considering how to proceed, including consulting withFirst Nations, a geotechnical investigation, protecting the environment and opportunities for activitieslike biking and walking.

The last day to submit feedback is November 15.