DELTA (November 30, 2018) – While it’s not surprising the NDP government won’t be proceeding with a 10-lane bridge to replace the Massey Tunnel, the Transportation Minister is choosing to selectively share information with some parties and not others.
“We’ve been asking Minister Trevena to release the results of the Cowdell report for months, and officially confirm what we’ve known all along– that the bridge project is dead,” says Ian Paton, MLA for Delta South. “After stringing the public along for several months, she’s suddenly run to the City of Richmond with information she should be making available to everyone.”
“Let there be no doubt, the NDP cancelled the project months ago, and the Cowdell report was written to provide nothing more than political cover,” says Jas Johal, MLA for Richmond-Queensborough. “Thanks to NDP indifference to residents south of the Fraser, they’ve written off $100,000,000 in prep work and left six kilometres of sand on the side of Highway 99.”
Meanwhile, about 100,000 vehicles a day continue to sit in gridlock as a result.