B.C.’s premier remains optimistic traffic will increase across the Port Mann, as the bridge continues to lose a ton of money.
Numbers revealed in Tuesday’s budget show the Port Mann Bridge will lose about $100 million every year of the government’s three-year forecast.
Speaking in Surrey, Premier Christy Clark says traffic is still expected to increase, generating more tolling revenue.
“Fifty-thousand people came to B.C. in the last quarter — 13,000 of them from across the Rockies. So as our population grows, we believe use of the bridge is going to continue to grow. We are managing those budget issues.”
Clark insists it’s too early to say if the same problem could plague the tolled bridge that will replace the Massy Tunnel.