I would like to give resident a quick update regarding the proposal to study the feasibility of a downtown truck tunnel in Ottawa. In August, a report was released that deemed the tunnel technically feasible. Now, at City Council on Wednesday, a motion passed which will allow Ottawa to formally request an environmental assessment of feasibility be conducted and to share funding of the project amongst the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government.
I am excited to see what potential this project may hold for the future however, I remain cognizant of ensuring the tunnel does not disrupt local traffic and instead, links directly to the Queensway.
As this item progresses, I will be certain to continue to inform residents through my weekly column.