Plans in place for four lanes on Sooke Road

Re: A Sooke Road fix (News, Jan. 24)

More window dressing and people will still be killed travelling to Sooke.

It’s been 35 years and the four lanes are still not been finished: why?

The four lanes stopped where they are because the government knew the two-lane road couldn’t be made into four lanes. The road is supposed to go up and over the mountain and come out at Saseenos. More money is still being thrown at Highway 14 and could be put towards the four lanes.

The buses would have the outside lane to Sooke, for the through traffic and the old road for buses for people who live on the old Sooke Road.

I came home the other day on Sooke Road and the traffic was backed up from Saseenos to Sooke and the buses trying to get into the line, which was at a stop to let them in.

I am with a group in the process to get a petition up to have the four lanes finished. It would be nice if we could get Sooke council interested. Not for councillors to be sitting on their hands.

I worked for the department of Highways in Langford and I’ve seen the plans. I also know people in Sooke who also know about the plans for the four lanes and even worked on it.

Gordon Stewart

Sooke

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