B.C.’s Transportation Minister is encouraging commuters to try out the Port Mann Bridge while the Pattullo is shut down this weekend for upgrades.
“Come on over, try the Port Mann and see what it feels like to add a half hour onto your day by not sitting in idling traffic.”
But Minister Todd Stone isn’t willing to give drivers a break on tolls.
“We are not able to provide any reduced toll but if people don’t want to use the Port Mann they are always welcome to move over to the George Massey tunnel which is free or the Alex Fraser which is free.”
The Pattullo will be closed to traffic from 8 p.m. tonight to 5 a.m. Monday.