An ArmchairMayor.ca editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
EVERY TIME I drive up or down the Summit Connector and negotiate that bottleneck at the hairpin turn, I dream of the Singh Street Bridge.
I guess I can stop dreaming. The bridge is suddenly gone from the Kamloops transportation master plan, relegated not just to the back burners, but right out of the kitchen.
As of Tuesday, it’s been dispensed with in favour of a possible crossing further west, with no timeline or commitment.
The Singh Street crossing, for decades cemented into city planning like a steel re-inforced concrete pylon, was supposed to come about when the population of Kamloops hit the magical threshold of 120,000 residents.
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