B.C. The NDP seems to have adopted a 10-bridged bridge to replace the Massey tunnel, which is one of the worst traffic congestions in the province.
B.C. Minister of Transport Claire Trevena met with Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie and city officials this year to discuss the future of the tunnel linking the Delta and Richmond communities.
The report, which recently went to the council, indicates that the province is not interested in creating a new intersection with ten lanes.
"The minister said no 10-bridged bridge will be included in any further improvement in crossing," the report said.
"The minister acknowledges the significant negative impact that host communities could have on such a project, in particular on Richmond."
B.C. Last year, the Liberals began construction with a $ 3.5 billion bridge.
When the NDP took over, the project was interrupted and a staff member, Stan Cowdell, was taken to test new ways to upgrade or replace the tunnel.
At that time a 10-bridged bridge was considered.
Cowdell completed his research several months ago, but it has not yet been made public.
"The minister received a report in June, and this is being discussed with the options for the next steps," the Ministry of Transport announced by e-mail.
"Minister Trevena discusses his conclusions with metro metrics before the independent review – and the government's next steps – publicly before the end of the year."
Delta South MLA Ian Paton, a long-standing supporter of the 10-bridge bridge, says workers are tired of waiting for a solution.
"If the study shows that they prefer the eight-lane bridge instead of ten, I will definitely live with it," he said.
"Let's suppose that we will continue to do this and suppose that something will happen."
Brodie, Mayor of Richmond, says he is more likely to unite the tunnel to improve traffic flow.
"Our complaint was always that the 10-lane bridge was so array and excessive that it had very different consequences that were very negative," he said.