What is this engagement about?
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is proposing to replace the existing George Massey Tunnel with a new, eight-lane immersed tube tunnel. Early Engagement is the first phase in the Environmental Assessment process and provides an opportunity for Indigenous groups, the public, and stakeholders to learn more about the proposed Project and provide comments. The Early Engagement public comment period took place from April 25 to June 9, 2022.
The proposed Fraser River Tunnel Project includes a new, eight-lane immersed tube tunnel that will replace the existing George Massey Tunnel on Highway 99. The new tunnel will have three vehicle lanes and a dedicated transit lane in each direction, with a separated active transportation corridor for cyclists and pedestrians.
The project also includes:
- Replacing the Deas Slough Bridge
- Removing the existing tunnel once the new immersed tube tunnel is in operation
Attend an in-person open house
- Tuesday May 10, 2022 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Delta)
- Wednesday May 11, 2022 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Richmond)
Participate in a virtual information session
- Tuesday May 17, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
- Thursday May 19, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Review the Initial Project Description
The Initial Project Description (IPD) has been prepared in accordance with the BC Environmental Assessment Act 2018. The purpose of the IPD is to share Project information and support discussions during Early Engagement. Key components of the IPD include: the Project location, a summary of potential interactions of the proposed Project with the biophysical and human environment, and the Indigenous groups and public whose interests could be affected.
Share your comments
Submit your feedback directly to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).
Following Early Engagement, we will continue to engage local and regional governments, Indigenous groups, and the public on the Project to ensure everyone is updated as the project progresses.