Work on Massey Tunnel replacement accelerates, meetings to begin early January

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Those who commute through the Massey Tunnel between Richmond and Delta could learn within weeks whether an eight-lane replacement bridge or a new eight-lane tunnel are in their future.

The business case outlining the two options was received by B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Fleming Thursday, and the minister will start meeting with the various partners and stakeholders early into the new year. …

Both Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Delta Mayor George Harvey are hoping a final decision will be made next month.

Once the decision is made, the public will get to see the details of the business case, including initial cost estimates.

“I’m optimistic that the answer will be that we’re going to have a tunnel, and I’m optimistic that we are going to get that answer next month,” says Brodie. …

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