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B.C. truck route one step closer to reality

SURREY, B.C. -- A truck route six years in the planning is finally close to reality, although the final plan may se...


SURREY, B.C. — A truck route six years in the planning is finally close to reality, although the final plan may see it run directly over an historic archaeological site.

B.C. Transportation officials say the grounds of an ancient native settlement will be capped with sand before work begins so they are not disrupted.

“It’s one of the more viable options we’ve encountered,” says B.C. transportation ministry spokesman Dan Mayberry.

The truck route will run 20 kilometres through Surrey, and Delta, connecting the Port Mann and Alex Fraser bridges.

There’s about a $400 million price tag attached to the project, which will be picked up by the provincial government and TransLink. But those two parties are still waiting a contribution from the feds before work begins.


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