Construction work along 32 Avenue in South Surrey has been going on for months. Resident Bob Batke says both the timeline and the results are puzzling. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Construction work along 32 Avenue in South Surrey has been going on for months. Resident Bob Batke says both the timeline and the results are puzzling. (Nick Greenizan photo)

LETTERS: Puzzled by expansion work being done along 32 Avenue

Editor:

After watching the ongoing expansion of 32 Avenue from the 99 Freeway interchange to 168 Street, I am somewhat puzzled by both the pace of completion and the consequences of the intersection designs. While I appreciate it is a major undertaking it would be most helpful if they could at least get one section finished at a time instead of pieces here and there not done.

Also I am puzzled by design of the south turn off the 32 Avenue diversion onto Croydon Drive. There is no right turn lane, although they did provide one to 154 Street, heading north, which only local residents use.

It is a restricted access onto Croydon with the bump outs and I see several vehicles already having difficulty accessing Croydon without driving into the centre lane onto Croydon or over the sidewalk.

There are about 10 office buildings and a few multi-tenant residential complexes dependant on access at Croydon, not to mention it is one of only two means of access from Morgan Crossing to the freeway without going to King George Highway. In the event there is a need for a fire truck to access Croydon in an emergency how would that even happen?

The backup on Croydon trying to access the diversion at times extends up the hill to 128 Street. That in itself will limit any access to the businesses and residents along that route, creating more congestion.

Bob Batke, Surrey

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