Just Toll the Tunnel!

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Langley Councillor and Price Tag contributor Nathan Pachal has outlined a sensible alternative to the billion dollar proposed Massey Bridge-just toll the existing tunnel.

Nathan has reviewed the proposed Massey Bridge’s documents and traffic volumes, including the document suggesting that once the Massey Bridge is tolled, a lot of traffic will be steaming towards the Alex Fraser Bridge. Mayor of Delta Lois Jackson, who is also the only mayor supportive of the Massey Bridge project is aware this will happen, and has suggested that ALL the bridges be tolled to keep traffic on the proposed new Massey Bridge through Delta.

Pachal thinks building a new span may not be worth it. “It’ll actually end up with less traffic on that with the toll than at any level seen since the 1980s.” He suggests if you simply tolled the existing tunnel, the replacement project’s $3.5 billion tab could be better…

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