The City of Trail anticipates a referendum will be held in mid-August asking residents to vote on a proposed utilities/pedestrian bridge.
This following an effort from petitioners that collected signatures from at least 10% of citizens who opposed the City spending $5.8 million on a new crossing.
Corporate Administrator Michelle McIsaac says forms with more than 1200 signatures were received and staff went through a thorough validation process.
Council voted to submit a loan bylaw to pay for the proposed bridge to province and must hold a referendum within 80 days of approval.
The RDKB will move ahead on the construction of a crucial sewage pipe crossing.