The signs, open houses and news releases by the provincial government indicate that replacing the Massey Tunnel could be in the works. But the smart choice would be to talk about adding a crossing and keeping the existing tunnel.
The new 40-km, four-lane highway from Deltaport to Hwy. 1 (South Fraser Perimeter Road) could have a short connection from the new Tilbury connection to the Nelson Road overpass in Richmond, and then to Boundary Road in Vancouver. This would allow commuters to take a more direct route to their homes in Surrey and beyond. The Massey Tunnel could remain unchanged and service primarily commuters in South Delta, which would reduce congestion.
We need to be fiscally responsible when considering our transportation needs, and I feel the current public input process is not offering cost effective options. The narrow study of the replacement of the Massey Tunnel should be abandoned, and instead the public should be asked to comment on all options that offer relief of congestion at the Massey Tunnel.
I propose the potential connection to Boundary Road in Vancouver be studied and the public be informed of all the options, not just the replacement of a tunnel that has decades of life still left in her.
Carol Day Richmond