London Drugs exec says Massey tunnel replacement project isn’t enough

CTV News Vancouver

At least one major employer says the plan to replace the current Massey tunnel with an eight-lane tunnel won’t be enough.

During peak times, congestion in the George Massey tunnel that connects Richmond and Delta is a major problem. On Friday, Metro Vancouver officials gave the green light for a plan to replace the Massey tunnel with another tunnel instead of a 10-lane bridge.

The 10-lane bridge was proposed by the previous provincial government, but the plan was put on hold when the NDP took power.

“Nobody felt that this was a viable option,” said Richmond’s mayor Malcolm Brodie, pointing to an artist’s rendering of the bridge. “This would encourage growth south of the river in a way that was not contemplated by the region.” …

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