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Highway 99 corridor improvements welcome news for Delta and Richmond commuters

Highway 99 corridor improvements welcome news for Delta and Richmond commuters

Program includes much more than replacing Massey Tunnel including new five-lane Steveston Interchange Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Rob Fleming was in Richmond Friday…

Saturday, Mar 19

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Program includes much more than replacing Massey Tunnel including new five-lane Steveston Interchange Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Rob Fleming was in Richmond Friday morning to discuss Highway 99 improvements along the Richmond-Delta corridor. Looking on are (left to right) Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Richmond South Centre MLA Henry Yao and Delta Mayor George Harvie. Much-needed and overdue improvements of the Highway 99 corridor between Delta and Richmond are on the way and ultimately will lead to the replacement of the 63-year-old George Massey Tunnel.

That’s the message Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Rob Fleming and other elected officials delivered Friday morning from beneath the Oak Street Bridge in Richmond with the Highway 99 Tunnel Program now underway.

“The Highway 99 program is a major priority for our government and for this region. The three components of the program, cycling and transit improvements, a new Steveston interchange, and a new tunnel will allow vehicles including public transit, to move faster and save valuable travel time for residents of Metro Vancouver,” said Fleming.

“I’m very pleased that the budget that we tabled recently (Budget 2022) includes $137 million to invest in the new Steveston Interchange and transit. The second improvements that go along with it, are part of a $4.15 billion new eight lane, toll free Massey Tunnel replacement. We know that this is endorsed by the Metro Vancouver board and working with local government as a way to get things done.”

The new five-lane Steveston Interchange will improve access to transit […]

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