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Highway Built Over Garbage Dump Now Sinking, Could Cost Taxpayers $3 Million

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It looks like a section of the South Fraser Perimeter Road is going to cost taxpayers some serious money.

A portion of this highway was built over an old garbage dump, and as a result, is now slowly sinking.

The South Fraser Perimeter Road connects Surrey and Delta with the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, which sees plenty of traffic each day and a solution is absolutely important.

So who does the blame fall on?

The BC NDP, who are currently in power, blame the previous Liberal government for not building the highway properly in the first place.

When the highway first opened up in 2013, it was reported that the Government of Canada, through the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, provided $365 million toward the corridor.

Fast forward to today and the four-lane highway needs constant raising and re-paving to ensure its safe for motorists.

The soil the highway sits on must first fully settle before any assessments take place. However, according to CTV News, it could cost taxpayers upwards of $3 million.

The Alex Fraser Bridge, which is located nearby, is also facing some criticism from locals who don’t like the new speed limit the NDP have put in place.

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