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Massey Bridge and the Continual Sound of One Hand Clapping

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It’s not over until it’s over as the Mayor of Delta actually said that the overbuilt overpriced ten lane Massey bridge  would be less harmful to the Fraser River than a tunnel. Of course the Mayor of Delta also referred to the disaster scenario about an earthquake and a tunnel, something that is being continually trotted out as the reason that an overbuilt, single occupant vehicle friendly ten lane bridge with no rapid transit provision is good for us as a region. There’s a 14,000 page study done by the previous Provincial government, and of course the very limited no option “open house” workshops on the project which we are told were “very positive” for a new bridge.

In an interview with the CBC, the Mayor of Delta was asked if there was any way she could support a tunnel.  “Not unless I became a non-environmentalist,” said Jackson, adding…

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Written by Stephen Rees

July 10, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Posted in Transportation

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  1. Delta Mayor continues to throw a spanner in the messy crossing…

    WIith respect ‘the old mayor – she ain’t what she usd to be’. Twinning the existing tunnel and including rapid transit is a much more viable solution.

    Bill

    July 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm

  2. I sat through the three way discussion with Carol Day and Andrew Chang on CBC recently. Nearly everything Lois Jackson said was at least wildly inaccurate if not actually a flat lie.

    Stephen Rees

    July 10, 2017 at 8:21 pm


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