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City council to weigh idea of Lower Duck Island bridge

City council decides Wednesday whether or not to ask the NationalCapital Commission to include Lower Duck Island as a potential locationfor a new interprovincial bridge.

City council decides Wednesday whether or not to ask the National Capital Commission to include Lower Duck Island as a potential location for a new interprovincial bridge.

After a 14-hour meeting Tuesday, the city’s transportation committee voted to include a second option, after a consultant’s study selected Kettle Island as the most suitable location.

Over 50 public delegations spoke at the meeting, which wrapped up shortly before midnight.

However, the second option would only be a recommendation on the consultants' reports, and the decision ultimately rests with the NCC when it moves to the second phase of the environmental assessment.

The committee voted that no west-end river crossing should proceed to Phase 2 of this EA Study and that no west-end corridor be identified as a future river crossing for the next 20 years.

 
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