Re: Road plans frustrate residents (News, April 3)
The Highways Ministry will displace many people from Sooke Road to build another Malahat, with a hodgepodge of roads – two lanes and four lanes.
If Sooke Road is bad for accidents now, I think we will see a lot more, with people racing on these short pieces.
I went to an open house last year and there was a bunch of pictures to look at, one was green with a yellow line through it. I asked the lady from the Highways Ministry what it was, and she said that it was the rest of the four lanes to Sooke. I asked when they were going to finish it and she walked away.
If the water board doesn’t like the public getting into its land, put up a chain link fence on both sides, and then put a large steal culvert under the road to access it.
I built these on Highway 16 in northern B.C. for the farmers, and they were big enough to drive a truck, farm equipment, and cattle through. It can be done.
This whole thing is about as smart as a sack of hammers. I worked on the four lanes to Sooke when I worked for highways in Langford. At the time they stopped building, they said they ran out of money and would finish it later. It’s only been 40 years.