Anyone commuting through the George Massey Tunnel knows it is a huge bottle-neck. It has only four lanes – three lanes going north in the morning, and three lanes coming south in the afternoon. The single lane left over is for opposing traffic.
The new Massey Bridge will have a whopping 10 lanes moving traffic rapidly north of the Fraser River and off to the Whistler/Blackcomb ski slopes, where Americans with their mighty purchasing dollar are heading en mass. It is great for the B.C. economy.
Removing the George Massey Tunnel will also remove a serious hazard to large ships.
It’s called progress and creating new jobs, and we need more of it.
Fred Perry, Surrey