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South Fraser Perimeter Road

MLA’s statement on road is news to project director


Tom Zytaruk

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NORTH DELTA – The man in charge of the South Fraser Perimeter Road project says the four-lane expressway will pass over or alongside sites that are considered to be archaeologically significant along River Road in North Delta. Ministry of Transportation official Geoff Freer is the project director for the $1.2-billion SFPR, which will connect with highways 1, 15, 17, 91, 99 and the Golden Ears Bridge. It will run about 40 kilometres from DeltaPort Way in South Delta to 176th Street in Surrey’s Port Kells, hugging the Fraser River shoreline for a large part of the route. Seven environmentally sensitive streams are in its way, as well as two important First Nations archaeological sites in Sunbury – St. Mungo and Glenrose – where remnants of 4,500-year-old log posts from a fish weir still jut out from the Fraser’s shoreline. Delta North NDP MLA Guy Gentner

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said Friday that the government recently adjusted its plan to pave over the archaeological sites. “It’s good news,” he said. “It’s quite the remarkable turnaround.” But according to Freer, the government has always intended to protect the sites and “nothing has really changed.” “We basically avoid most of the deposit.” “We did all that archaeological work,” he said. “There’s been nothing recent.” Freer said the SFPR will avoid the Glenrose site and an overpass will be built underneath the Alex Fraser Bridge to pass over the St. Mungo site. Freer said ministry officials and aboriginal representatives have been talking about building an “interpretive site” under the Alex Fraser, where visitors will be able to learn more about local First Nations heritage. “I think it’s a tremendous site,” he said. Meantime, Freer said the SFPR is on budget and on schedule. It’s scheduled to be completed in 2013.

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