Kevin Falcon

Fabulous Fridays: You've Just Bought a 10-lane Monster

I love keeping an ear on the news on Friday afternoons - that's when the stories the newsmakers would rather you just forgot about are released to the media. By the time anyone's paying attention, it's old news.

So, you might not have noticed that the Port Mann P3 deal is dead, and you'll be taking on the risk and paying for the whole shebang.

So What's Wrong With a 10-lane Bridge?

It has been confirmed: the provincial government's new plan is to replace the Port Mann with a single, 10-lane bridge, at a total cost of $3.3 billion. The current Port Mann received a $35million upgrade in 2001, and has at least 30 years left in its life.

Rush hour sucks!

I just want to say that it has been a long time since I've had to drive on highway #1 out from Vancouver to the Fraser Valley during rush hour. I did it last Friday afternoon, leaving at 4pm.

There were three of us carpooling up to Princeton, and then the Okanagan, for the weekend. We spent a lot of time with the engine off. My thoughts on the trip:

- Cars make most people pretty sad.
This has been reinforced by this latest experience: lots of down faces. C'mon people! It's Friday! Oh, but you're by yourself in your $40,000 aluminum can, two hours from home.

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