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Sea-to-Sky Highway Under The Microscope

A major rock slide that last week temporarily closed the lovely but long-treacherous Sea-to-Sky Highway between Whistler, B.C. and the Vancouver metro region has some critics asserting the province should’ve built a new inland route instead of undertaking the current, $600 million public-private upgrade of the road (pictured below, right). The project is overseen by Partnerships BC, and is to be completed in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler. Supporting the inland route concept – a few years and apparently a few billion dollars short – is the inevitable retired engineer attendant to every transportation debate. See “Other Possibilities” at bottom of this Globe and Mail report. Sea-to-Sky gets a lot of flack, of which the route second-guessing Read More ›