Any driver who stays right at the Bruce Y in South Porcupine will like the sound of this: the bridge over Porcupine Creek is going to be replaced.

City council has approved design and contract administration for the project, as well as for a replacement culvert on Moose Creek, in the rural east end.

That will all cost $279,000.00.  It was  budgeted at $450,000.00, so public works director Pat Séguin says the balance will be used for paving streets around the city.

Following various studies and approvals, bridge construction is expected in 2023.

NOTE:  An earlier version of this story said the Bruce Ave. bridge crosses Moose Creek.  We apologize for the confusion.