By Jennifer McIntosh, Ottawa Community News, September 16, 2016
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
City council voted on Sept. 14 to move forward and have Mayor Jim Watson ask the province to fund an environmental assessment of a truck tunnel that would stretch from the Vanier Parkway exit of Highway 417, under Sandy Hill and Lowertown, to King Edward Avenue near the MacDonald-Cartier Bridge.
The city released a feasibility study for the tunnel in August. It would be 3.4 kilometres long and costs were estimated to be between $1.7- and $2 billion.http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/6859878-tunnel-study-to-look-at-banning-trucks-from-downtown/