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Fraser River crossing gets environmental approval

VICTORIA, B.C. -- TransLink has received an environmental green light to proceed with its $600 million Golden Ears...


VICTORIA, B.C. — TransLink has received an environmental green light to proceed with its $600 million Golden Ears Bridge over the Fraser River.

The bridge promises to reduce driving time in half during rush hour traffic, according to George Abbott, Minister of Sustainable Resource Management.

TransLink will build and manage the crossing, as well as its controlled access roads and other upgrades. It will be located east of the Port Mann Bridge and will connect Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on the north shore of the Fraser River with Surrey and Langley Township on the south.

The environmental approval results from a review carried out by the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) as well as public consultation. The review concluded TransLink has adequately assessed and identified the potential economic, social, environmental and health effects of the project. For more information, visit the EAO’s Web site at www.eao.gov.bc.ca.


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