A recent survey of Richmond Chamber of Commerce members shows 87 percent support of the B.C. government’s proposal to replace the George Massey Tunnel.
When asked if business owners or their customers and suppliers rely on the corridor, only 5 percent of respondents said they were unaffected.
The support echoes a 2013 survey by the chamber where 93 per cent of respondents said they wanted to see an improved crossing, with 51 per cent at the time favouring a bridge.
Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie has been very vocal in criticizing the project, saying he’s worried about the loss of agricultural land and costs.
The proposed 10-lane, tolled bridge has a price tag of $3.5 billion.