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.


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


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



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