Vancouver council has voted to hire an engineering company to the tune of $14-million to spend the next eight months coming up with a plan to deconstruct the viaducts and to outline costs and timing.
Vision Vancouver councillor Raymond Louie broke rank with his party and voted against the plan.
NPA councillor George Affleck says the move seemed to take all of council by surprise.
“A first from my point of view in council to see a defiant Vision Vancouver council member.”
— George Affleck (@george_affleck) December 14, 2016
NPA councillors also voted against moving ahead with this next step.
Right now the viaducts are estimated to carry six per cent of all trips in and out of the downtown core.