Port Moody’s mayor says he’s having serious doubts about the Evergreen Line after yet another construction related sinkhole.
It’s the fourth time the ground has dropped out from under Port Moody, and Mayor Mike Clay is not amused.
“We’re starting to lose faith in the project. You know, what’s going to happen when they’re done? What’s going to happen when the trains go through? Is this soil stable long term? It’s just too many occurrences for everybody’s comfort right now.”
Clay says he can’t understand why the company hasn’t solved the recurring problems yet, and is upset with the way traffic detours were handled.
“”We’ve already gone over this with them. They were supposed to have a plan which we worked with them on. And then people weren’t there, the flaggers weren’t there, the detour wasn’t marked properly. People in that neighbourhood are just beside themselves with the impact of this which is just dangerous. You have sunny weather, you have kids out playing at night…it’s a bad mix.”
Evergreen line officials blame the collapse on routine maintenance. Spokesperson Amanda Farrell says a full traffic control crew is on scene now, and that they will review any issues from Friday evening. She says the hole has been filled, though traffic is still detoured.