The George Massey Tunnel is slated for removal under a provincial goverment plan to build a large new bridge over the Fraser River.

45 per cent back new Massey Bridge: Poll

Survey finds many Metro residents undecided, tunnel replacement support drops to 28 per cent in rest of B.C.

A poll has found 45 per cent of Metro Vancouverites support the replacement of the Massey Tunnel.

Fourteen per cent said they oppose the province’s plan to build a new $3-billion bridge with as many as 10 lanes, while a large portion – 40 per cent – said they either had no position or needed more information before taking one.

The survey of 600 B.C. residents was conducted by NRG Research Group and Peak Communicators.

Support levels fell to 28 per cent among respondents living elsewhere in B.C.

“Support for the Massey Tunnel replacement is highest among those most likely to use the route,” said NRG research manager Lesley Duncan.

The poll also asked what the province’s top priority should be in deciding infrastructure upgrades.

Thirty one per cent said the top priority should be reducing traffic congestion, while 23 per cent each said protecting the environment and another 23 per cent listed integrating with public transit.

Older respondents over 35 were more likely to choose congestion relief over protecting the environment.

Pollsters did not ask respondents if their opinion of the planned bridge would change if it is tolled.

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