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Golden Ears opening ahead of schedule

After 10 years of planning and construction, a bridge connecting Surreyand Langley with Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge is opening ahead ofschedule.

After 10 years of planning and construction, a bridge connecting Surrey and Langley with Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge is opening ahead of schedule.

The Golden Ears Bridge will open June 16, according to TransLink CEO Tom Prendergast.

“This is a remarkable achievement that will dramatically improve the movement of people and goods through the region,” said Prendergast.

The bridge is expected to cut travel time for commuters by 20 to 30 minutes — at a price.

The toll to cross the bridge as a pay-as-you-go customer is $3.90 for a car, $6.65 for a small truck and $9.40 for a large truck.

To cross the bridge as a Quickpass transponder customer the cost is $2.75 for a car, $5.55 for a small truck and $8.30 for a large truck.

However, the tolls will not be charged during the bridge’s first 30 days of use.

Revenue collected will go toward construction, operation and maintenance.

 
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