British Columbians have until Tuesday, April 2 to provide input for the second phase of public consultation for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project.
Phase 2 consultation seeks input on a draft project scope and goals, evaluation criteria and five potential replacement scenarios, all of which have been developed in consideration of Phase 1 input and ongoing technical analysis.
The public's input will help determine which scenarios the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure takes forward for additional technical analysis. A series of three 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.
Following Phase 2 consultation, the ministry will prepare a Consultation Summary Report and continue with detailed technical analysis in preparation for future consultation.
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 replaced, so it's important to begin planning now to ensure a solution will be in place when needed.
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