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No discount due to design flaw

A letter writer says Surrey users of the 152 Street access points to the new Port Mann Bridge are being penalized by not being able to cross over to the HOV lane. -
A letter writer says Surrey users of the 152 Street access points to the new Port Mann Bridge are being penalized by not being able to cross over to the HOV lane.
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As a Surrey resident, it was with much frustration to learn that if you use the 152 Street on-ramp or off-ramp for the Port Mann Bridge, you cannot get the HOV discount.

The on-ramp enters the freeway at a point where you cannot cross over to the HOV lane in time for the cameras to take your picture. For the 152 off-ramp, you will need to be in the exit lanes well before the cameras can take your picture.

I called Treo to ask about the issue and the response I was given was to use the 156 Street on-and off-ramps. This entry and exit forces a consumer to travel approximately two kilometers out of the way and through single lane access points.

The simple solution would have been to put the HOV cameras in the middle of the bridge to accommodate both issues.

Surrey users of the 152 Street access points are being penalized due to another flaw in the design of the bridge.

 

Jatinder Sandhu

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