Chamber pleased with Province's involvement in bailey bridge solution

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May 13, 2014
(Tri-Cities) May 13, 2014  The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the Province is actively working to solve the traffic flow problems surrounding the bailey bridge, which connects Coquitlam to New Westminster via United Boulevard or Braid Street over the Brunette River.  
The aging bridge is an active corridor for transporting goods. Its current one-lane, alternating-traffic state hinders traffic flow through the area, preventing the fluid movement of goods and people between the two municipalities. We believe that two single-lane bridges serving traffic from both sides of the Brunette River will address the current traffic flow issues.
Traffic flow management over the bailey bridge has long been a point of debate for Coquitlam and New Westminster. We believe that the Province has heard the concerns of the business community and are looking forward to a permanent solution that will better connect the United Boulevard area with the rest of the Lower Mainland.
The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is a proactive network of business-minded individuals that are committed to acting as an accessible, visible, supportive and reciprocal resource to our members and the Tri-Cities at large, communicating their collective voice to help shape a prosperous business community.
 
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For further details, please contact:
Michael Hind, Executive Director
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
T: 604.464.2716
michaelh@tricitieschamber.com
Aaron Robinson, Public Policy Advisor
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
T: 604.464.2716
aaron@tricitieschamber.com