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Have your say on the Pattullo Bridge

TransLink is looking for New Westminster residents' input into the Pattullo Bridge replacement project. The Pattullo Bridge, which opened in 1937, doesn't meet current road and seismic design guidelines.

TransLink is looking for New Westminster residents' input into the Pattullo Bridge replacement project.

The Pattullo Bridge, which opened in 1937, doesn't meet current road and seismic design guidelines. TransLink has done some upgrades to the bridge but has begun planning for a new bridge that it hopes to open in 2018.

TransLink is seeking feedback on the pro-ject through an online questionnaire that will be available until March 2 and through community workshops.

In addition to two meetings in Surrey, TransLink scheduled two meetings in New Westminster - one was last night and the next one is Thursday, Feb. 23 at Inn at the Quay (900 Quayside Dr.). The workshop features an open house from 6: 30 to 7 p.m., a presentation from 7 to 7: 30 p.m., small group discussions from 7: 30 to 8: 15 p.m. and reports from the small groups from 8: 15 to 8: 30 p.m.

New Westminster city council recently directed staff to advise TransLink that the city isn't prepared to engage in TransLink's public consultation program at this time but will be including a public consultation process about all options for a new Pattullo Bridge as part its master transportation planning process, which is now underway.

To access TransLink's online questionnaire, visit www.translink.ca and enter Pattullo Bridge under the Search section.

tmcmanus@royalcityrecord.com

tmcmanus@royalcityrecord.com