'People should be celebrating this': Catherine McKenna endorses federal budget's interprovincial bridge revival

By Taylor Blewett, Ottawa Citizen, March 20, 2019

Ottawa Centre MP and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says people should be celebrating her government’s decision, announced in this week’s federal budget, to revive the development of a new interprovincial bridge in the National Capital Region.

“It is a bit strange that we have heavy-duty trucks going though the centre of Ottawa. I think everyone would agree that’s sub-par,” McKenna told this newspaper Wednesday. “This is an opportunity to step back and have a holistic vision.”

(...)Diverting heavy truck traffic from downtown Ottawa, and making the current Nicholas Street and King Edward Avenue truck route safer for pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists has been a significant part of the motivation for those in favour of building an additional crossing.


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