News 1130 has reported that the B.C. government has imposed "major downgrades" to the South Fraser Perimeter Road project.
The Gateway Program website describes the 40-kilometre route as "a new four-lane, 80km/hr route along the south side of the Fraser River from Deltaport Way in southwest Delta to 176th Street (Hwy 15) in Surrey, with connections to Highways 1, 15, 17, 91, 99, and TransLink’s Golden Ears Bridge".
However, the News 1130 report cited an unnamed source in Delta's engineering department saying that the "freeway route was scrapped in favor of a stop-and-go highway controlled by traffic signals".
Meanwhile, there will be a march for climate justice tomorrow (October 10) at 2 p.m. It will begin at the Scott Road SkyTrain station in Surrey and proceed to 129th Street and 115b Avenue in North Surrey, where the South Fraser Perimiter Road route is marked by piles of sand.
It's part of the 10/10/10 Dig in for Climate Justice, which is a joint project of three Lower Mainland chapters of the Council of Canadians and GatewaySucks.org.
"We will dig up this sand and use it to start raising the flood control dykes around a Surrey neighbourhood and protect it from flooding caused by global warming," a recent bulletin from GatewaySucks.org states. "If the police intervene, some of us are willing to be arrested as an act of civil disobedience. We need lots of people to attend and show their support."