Letters to the Editor

LETTERS: Easy way to ease our traffic


It seems to me that Surrey is bound and determined to get more people into the Peninsula, especially when you see the plans for Semiahmoo Shopping Centre and surrounding area (South Surrey feeling singled out, March 4 letters.)

Be that as it may, that is not my concern with this letter. My concern is the increased traffic along 16 Avenue right through the centre of the busiest part of South Surrey, when people try to get to the new 16 Avenue interchange on Highway 99.

All residents south of the Nicomekl River who want to go south on the freeway must pass through 16 Avenue.

There is a very easy solution to this, but the powers that be do not seem to see it. On the King George Boulevard, at the park-and-ride traffic light, there is a southbound entrance to Highway 99 but only for King George’s southbound traffic.

There only needs to be a little reconfiguration of that entrance and a traffic light with a left-turn filter for northbound traffic and, presto, another entrance for southbound 99 traffic away from White Rock.

Laurence Gill, Surrey



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