West Coast Road dangerous

 

Has anyone noticed the degeneration of the West Coast Road?

In the last two weeks you can see a further degeneration on a daily basis. Particularly the east-bound lane on the portion of the roadway by the shoulder. The heavy trucks are beating it up very rapidly.

In some provinces/states for a four to sixweek period each spring they limit the big trucks to one-halfload to prevent this.

When portions of the road bed get saturated with moisture it can no longer carry the heavy loads and the pavement breaks up. It is a shame that a few road users are allowed to destroy infra structure that we all use and pay for.

If you question my observation, just take a ride out West Coast Road from Grant Rd to Kemp Lake Road and back. I know once things dry out the highway boys will be out with their buckets of tar filling cracks and trying to glue all of the little bits back together. This is only a band aid to the situation. The tar snakes they leave are extremely dangerous to motorcyclists. After putting the tar down they cover it with sand and road conditions get slippery for a few days until the road gets swept clean again. After that on any warm or wet day those snakes are slippery and remain so all summer.

I’m not against anyone making a living as long as they do it in a responsible manner that does not affect the rest of us.

Let the accusation/denial games begin.

Ken Daniels

Kemp Lake

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