The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is developing a replacement of the existing George Massey Tunnel. This project is in response to growing concerns about the impact of congestion at this crossing, and recognizes that the existing tunnel has about 10 years of useful life remaining before major components will need to be completely replaced.
Engineering and technical work is now underway to develop a technical design and business case for the new bridge and associated Highway 99 corridor improvements. This work will be presented for public and stakeholder discussion in fall 2015, ensuring that the project remains on track for construction to begin in 2017.
The Ministry also has invested in short-term improvements, including lengthening the Steveston off-ramp on Highway 99 at the north end of the George Massey Tunnel. This will improve safety and reduce Highway 99 congestion for motorists at this location.