Trail, Rossland and Warfield must explain the cost ramifications of a new pedestrian pipe bridge to their respective communities.
That’s the upshot of last week’s hastily secured approval from the province.
It allows the regional partners to borrow $3 million more than they anticipated for the sewer part of the crossing, taking it to more than $7 million, and taxpayers will see increases for that.
Trail Mayor Mike Martin says the province wants to see reasonable public consultation.
Trail approved the $12.2 million dollar construction contract late Friday afternoon to lock in the quote, but there are more costs involved.
Trail will also pay $7.5 million of the walkway part of the bridge.
The Silver City’s public meeting is set for Thursday.