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) sought 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 was 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.

A public comment period (January 2016) for the Environmental Assessment Review sought feedback on Project Definition and Key Areas of Study document.

The Ministry submitted its Application for Environmental Assessment Certificate in August 2016. The certificate is required before any work can be undertaken on the proposed project. The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office held three open houses in August/September 2016 and received submissions from the public on the Project’s application from August 3, 2016 to October 3, 2016.