The Tsawwassen First Nation has come out in support of the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project.
"Tsawwassen First Nation is very supportive of the plan to replace the George Massey Tunnel," Chief Bryce Williams said in a statement Wednesday.
Nation is building a sustainable and vibrant economic future, one that is integrated with the rest of the region. Travel times to shop, to work or to live on Tsawwassen lands depend largely on replacing the aging tunnel with a bridge designed to handle current and future growth in our corner of the Lower
Mainland." Also on Wednesday the province released a report summarizing the feedback it received during Phase 3 of public consultation on the bridge.
According to a government news release, there was strong public support for capacity improvements, and the transit, cycling and pedestrian measures in the project.
The most recent phase of public consultation ran Dec. 16 until Jan. 28 and included online feedback as well as nine stakeholder meetings and open houses in Delta and Richmond.
The government received more than 1,000 feedback forms and a total of 750 people attended the two open houses. The stakeholder meetings included more than 100 people representing at least 60 organizations.
Responses were received from residents from across the Lower Mainland with higher concentrations in Delta, Richmond and Vancouver.