Immersed Tube Favoured For Massey Tunnel Replacement

Tunnelling Journal

An eight-lane immersed tube tunnel has been chosen as the preferred option to replace the four-lane, 629m long George Massey Tunnel, a 60 year old highway traffic tunnel located approximately 20km south of Vancouver.

The decision was taken by a Metro Vancouver committee which has been examining several options put forward to deal with the controversial congested crossing. …

In the meeting it was reported in local media that Committee members Delta Mayor George Harvie and Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said the immersed tube would be a better overall option than a scaled-down eight-lane bridge that would have noise pollution and be a visual eyesore, and that both options would cost roughly the same. …

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