VICTORIA—B.C. is inviting the public to comment on the Massey Tunnel replacement project as part of the province’s environmental assessment approval process.
In addition to replacing the old tunnel, the Fraser River Tunnel Project would also include a multi-use pathway, providing an active transportation connection for the first time at this location. The existing tunnel would be removed once the new immersed tube tunnel is complete.
The project is subject to review under B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Act, and an environmental assessment certificate is required for the project to move forward.
This first public comment period held by the Environmental Assessment Office runs until June 9. People are invited to provide feedback about how they want to be engaged throughout the environmental assessment process and to identify key interests and issues with project design or location.
Feedback provided during this early engagement will be used to inform the planning and development of the project throughout all stages of the environmental assessment.
The Environmental Assessment Office will hold additional public consultation periods in future phases of the environmental assessment to seek input on more detailed information.
Information about participation for in-person and online public comment opportunities can be found here: www.gov.bc.ca/EAOPublicComments
Project team members and Environmental Assessment Office staff will be available at the sessions to provide information and answer questions about the project and the process.