Letters: ‘Dumb’ intersection annoys locals

Townsend Road barrier is a nuisance and should be removed

Your July 3, 2013 issue had an article titled, “Business owner calls to remove barrier at Townsend Rd.” It’s about time someone did. A year ago (Letters, Sooke News Mirror, June 6, 2012), I pointed out that “in terms of inconvenience and wasting ever-more-costly fuel… why did you traffic planners … dictate such an aberration?”

Why has it taken someone like Mary Brooke, supposedly with the support of seven other business, so long to take action on this “dumbest intersection in Sooke”? I would have expected someone from CASA, the Salvation Army, or some other establishment to have taken a stick of dynamite and blown it up long ago.

And if putting in the island was supported by council in November of 2011 and built by two local contractors, why do we now have to “contact and discuss the issue” with the Ministry of Transport and ICBC, although they might want their misplaced $42,000 grant refunded.

May I suggest a stick of dynamite instead?

Dick Momsen

Sooke