Christy Clark announces plan to replace congested Massey Tunnel
PremierChristy Clark says the province is starting planning to replace the heavily used George Massey Tunnel.
The four-lane tunnel is part of a major commuter route across the Fraser River between Vancouver and communities like Surrey and White Rock.
A counter-flow system for the tunnel sees three lanes opened for commuters heading in the peak direction of travel at different times of day.
However, complaints continue to be raised about traffic congestion in the tunnel, which is used daily by more than 80,000 people.
The B.C. government has said it will start the planning and project-development process for the replacement of the tunnel, built in the late 1950s.
Clark made the announcement at the Union of B.C. Municipalities annual meeting in Victoria today (September 28), according to a news release from the province.
The province will also spend $207 million on a series of capital projects and an additional $509 million for Trans-Canada Highway improvements in the Interior, Clark announced.