Letters: Dumb intersection

Something needs to change at the Townsend Road intersection

With regard to ‘possibly the dumbest intersection in Sooke’, as noted by Councillor Pearson, the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce had also sent a letter to the District of Sooke encouraging them to remove the barrier and turning restrictions at the intersection of Townsend and Sooke Roads.

The negative impact on the businesses accessed from Townsend Road is very significant and needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

The other intersection we encouraged the district to change is at Church and Sooke Roads, the entrance/exit to Mariner’s Village. Having turning restrictions for exiting Mariner’s Village again places definite negatives in marketing and selling Mariner’s Village to people that are interested in investing in Sooke. We, as a community, need to help our local businesses to succeed and prosper and remove unreasonable barriers to their success.

Randy Welters

President

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

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