Vancouver (Sept. 6, 2017) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is disappointed by the BC government’s decision to rethink plans to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a 10-lane bridge.
“Our members have invested considerable time and effort in planning what we believe was the best solution to easing the worst traffic bottle neck in the province,” said Rieghardt van Enter, Regional Director, BC, for the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada. “This crossing is just too important to commuters, communities and industry not to get going with a replacement project as soon as possible.”
Over a three-year period, more than 3,000 participants have been involved in the public engagement process. There have been more than 35 meetings with Metro Vancouver and TransLink and over 100 meetings with Richmond and Delta to discuss the project scope. Now there will be further study, after the BC government announced today that an independent technical review will focus on what level of improvement is needed and which solution is best, whether it’s a 10-lane bridge, smaller bridge or a tunnel.
“We look forward to fully and constructively participating in the review process,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “As leading builders in key infrastructure projects in the Lower Mainland, we are ready, willing and well qualified to work with the provincial government to build solutions that benefit British Columbians.”
Last year PCA launched the Let’s Build It Campaign to help get some of Canada’s largest and most important energy and infrastructure projects built.
For more about “Let’s build it” visit: www.pcac.ca/action
About the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)
With offices in BC, Alberta and Ontario, PCA is the voice of progressive unionized employers in Canada’s construction industry. Our member companies are responsible for 40 percent of energy and natural resource construction projects in British Columbia and Alberta and are leaders in infrastructure construction across Canada. PCA member companies employ more than 25,000 skilled construction workers in Canada, represented primarily by CLAC.
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