The City of Abbotsford is now fielding proposals for the new piece of public art that will adorn the new Salton Road overpass.
The overpass, will provide a link over the highway for cyclists and pedestrians, and is expected to be built this year. Abbotsford has a long-standing policy that requires one per cent of all capital projects go towards public art, and the city is now accepting applications for a $57,000 piece to adorn the new bridge.
The process is open to professional artists and artists team. While early artistic renderings of the bridge depicted a green wave featuring lit-up stars decorating the span, the actual final art piece will be decided through a request for proposals process.
The entire overpass project has a completion date set for August.