Just in case anyone thought that the Massey Bridge was not a fait accompli by the Province, the Delta Fire Chief and Chief Administrative Officer weighed in with more reasons why the tunnel needed to be replaced during a Delta Council meeting.
Perhaps feeling stung by the lack of support by other regional municipalities for the replacement of the current four lane tunnel for a ten lane bridge, Delta has prepared a new report saying that the tunnel had a higher accident rate than the provincial average and that vehicular accidents tend to be more severe and result in more significant injuries and death than accidents on open roads.
Because the accidents happen in the tunnel emergency vehicles can often not access the problem, and first responders have to enter the tunnel on foot. The report also adds “In terms of disaster management, there are significant concerns…
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