It’s official, the new Port Mann Bridge will open to eight lanes of traffic on December 1, 2012. The following week on December 8th, tolling will begin.
The new bridge has been crowned the world’s widest bridge and despite cries from motorists south of the Fraser, tolling was a necessary evil. Some may argue that the tolls aren’t enough. However, politicians will not touch the tolls as they are a sensitive political topic.
Construction will continue after the opening date as crews work to complete the remaining two lanes.