Here you will find more information about this and previous phases of consultation.

Phase 1 consultation (November/December 2012) sought input to gain a better understanding of current travel needs and community considerations for developing replacement options.  This input was used to help develop a draft project scope and potential replacement scenarios.  Results can be viewed in the Phase 1 Consultation Summary Report

Phase 2 consultation (March/April 2013) sought input on five potential replacement scenarios, which were developed in consideration of Phase 1 input.  During this phase, participants indicated a preference for a new bridge along the existing Highway 99 corridor. They also wanted the Ministry to make sure that the new crossing includes improvements for transit, cyclists and pedestrians, and to continue with interim improvements at the existing tunnel while project development for a new crossing continues. Results can be viewed in the Phase 2 Consultation Summary Report.

Phase 3 of consultation (December 2015/January 2016) sough input on the Project Definition Report including: the proposed Project scope, the proposed Project scope, Project success measures, funding options and traffic management during construction.

This input will be used to finalize the project scope and cost estimate, and to support development of the environmental assessment application. Results can be viewed in the Phase 3 Consultation Summary Report.

The first public comment period for the Environmental Assessment Review, which sought feedback on Project Definition and Key Areas of Study document, is also complete. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is preparing a response to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. A second public comment period will be held once the Environmental Assessment Application is submitted in spring 2016.