Letters: Road closure no favoured

Regional director Mike Hicks wants highway to stay open during triathlon

Open letter to:

Dave, Bob, Paul

 

After a great deal of feedback from my constituents and the general public, I am sorry to inform you that I can no longer support the closure of West Coast Road for the Subaru Sooke Triathlon.

Many reasons such as; community safety, inconvenience for travellers and inconvenience for residents were relayed to me and although there is tremendous support for the triathlon, there is none for the closure of Highway 14. Quite simply the Pacific Marine Circle Route has become too busy.

On behalf of the Juan de Fuca residents, I want to sincerely thank you, Paul, for organizing this huge event in our region. I am truly sorry to relay this message but  I want to tell you early in the game so you may alter your plans well in advance of next season.

Thank you so much, Dave and Bob, for your support, not only of the event but your support of our community.

Sincerely,

Mike Hicks

Regional Director

Juan de Fuca