Letter: Burnaby will suffer from the new Pattullo Bridge

Editor:

I attended the Pattullo Bridge announcement (on Monday).

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Not a single person from Burnaby. No mayor or councillors.

The provincial staff don’t understand how important that bridge is for Burnaby.

Both Burnaby and New Westminster will suffer from additional traffic from the new, wider bridge where each lane of traffic can carry about 30% more traffic per hour than the old bridge.

The only solution is what was proposed when Highway 1 was constructed. A direct connector/link from Highway 1 to the new Pattullo Bridge from the Cariboo interchange via tunnel/road to McBride, then over the bridge.

It would be somewhat similar to the Cassiar connector that was built connecting to Second Narrows/Ironworkers bridge.

How long do we have to wait for the connector?

Nathan Davidowicz, Burnaby

 

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