The province has concluded it’s not in B.C.’s best interest to build a bridge connecting Gabriola Island to Vancouver Island.
The feasibility study says it wouldn’t be a cost-effective alternative to the current ferry service.
Transportation Minister Todd Stone says there’s “simply not enough compelling evidence” to proceed with the idea.
The bridge would have cost an estimated $359-million.
The feasibility study was launched after Gabriola residents petitioned the government to look into the idea in 2014.
The province says the BC Ferries route from Gabriola Island to Nanaimo carried just under 350,000 vehicles that year.