There’s no obvious end in sight to the road work taking place on King George Boulevard and some of its crossroads.

LETTERS: Madness of King George et al.

Editor:

I do not understand what is going on with the roads in South Surrey.

Editor:

I do not understand what is going on with the roads in South Surrey. In particular, I do not understand the planning, or lack of it, behind the decisions being made that involve our roads.

For a very long time, 24 Avenue had construction occurring on it from 148 Street to King George Boulevard. Initially, it was supposed to be for a period of about four months, but then it was lengthened, several times, until the sign telling us what the period of time was, simply disappeared.

We have had a very long period of fine weather when the work on this road could have been finished, but it wasn’t. Now we have a sign telling us that paving will be occurring on this stretch of road up to King George Boulevard.

The first sign told us the work would start on Aug. 11 and run until Sept 15.

On the weekend, I decided to check this out and there was no sign that any work had begun. At the same time, there are signs telling us King George Boulevard is being repaved between 156 and 160 Streets, during this same period of time.

The work on King George Boulevard from 32 Avenue to Crescent Road hasn’t been completed yet; it is scheduled to run until December.

What I would like to know is, why is everything being done at the same time, particularly with schools opening in a few weeks and people going back to work from summer holidays? These kinds of decisions create bottlenecks in traffic, at a time when the days are shortening and life is getting busier for everyone.

I think that good planning would ensure that main arteries are disrupted for the shortest possible period of time and not during the busiest periods of time whenever possible.

Further, I think there should be a system in place to ensure that when roadworks are to occur that they have to start and end on the date specified.

Diane Eyre, Surrey

 

 

Just Posted

Surrey stabbing leaves man with ‘potentially life altering injuries’

Police believe an altercation between two people led to the incident, in the 13700-block of 97A Ave.

Surrey RCMP investigating after ‘sudden death’ of man found with critical injuries

Police say a man is dead after being found laying on the ground in the 13300-block of 114th Avenue

Teen charged with possession of a loaded firearm after incident at Whalley park

Surrey RCMP say 17-year-old boy allegedly found in possession of loaded handgun

Kids Boost Immunity honours Surrey school for vaccine donations

Elementary students donate more than 3,000 vaccinations to UNICEF

Pug life: Waggish dog names listed in White Rock

Freedom-of-information request lists most ‘pupular’ dog names registered with the city

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

Many teens don’t know they’revaping nicotine, Health Canada finds

Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey finds youth unaware of nicotine product risk

Defence accuses officer of ‘incompetence’ in trial for B.C. man charged with daughters’ murders

Double murder trial for the Victoria father accused of killing his two young daughters continues

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

Tofino beckons Trudeau for quiet Easter vacation

Environmental group hopes latest Pacific Rim vacation inspires change in prime minister

B.C. man turned to dating site for pimp operation, court hears

In court the details of how Simon Rypiak lured 4 women into prostitution revealed

5 to start your day

Death in Surrey being probed by homicide investigators, FOI offers top dog names in White Rock and more

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants fall in overtime

Team still leads WHL series against Spokane

Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

New survey looks at public opinion around government’s role in forcing immunizations

Most Read

l -->