Truck tunnel moves ahead

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By Michelle Nash Baker, Ottawa Community News, September 9, 2016

The possibility of building a downtown truck tunnel has accelerated through the city’s transportation committee.

A truck tunnel study examining the feasibility of running a tunnel under the city, released on Aug. 17, found that it was possible to build a tunnel that would link the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge and Highway 417.

On Sept. 7 the transportation committee voted to approve the next steps — conducting an environmental assessment at a cost of $8 million.