British Columbians have until Wednesday, Dec. 19 to provide input into the first phase of public consultation for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project.
This initial phase of consultation focuses on understanding the needs of current tunnel users. A series of five public open houses have concluded, but users of the Massey Tunnel can still provide input through the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project website at: www.masseytunnel.ca
The project website contains all consultation materials, including display boards, a discussion guide and a feedback form that you can use to have your say. This input will help determine the most appropriate solution to ensure Highway 99 continues to serve as a key component of the provincial transportation network.
The ministry will use input from the first phase of consultation to develop a short-list of potential replacement options for additional public consultation in the new year.
The existing four-lane George Massey Tunnel opened in 1959 and now carries over 80,000 vehicles each day.
The tunnel has 10 to 15 years of useful life remaining before major components will need to be completely replaced, so it's important to start the planning process now to ensure a solution will be in place when needed.
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