Crown Isle residents in Courtenay say dump trucks are disturbing the tranquility of their neighbourhood. (File photo)

Crown Isle residents propose solution to truck traffic

Crown Isle residents are proposing a solution to an ongoing problem of truck traffic on Royal Vista Way, Majestic Drive and Crown Isle Drive. They suggest re-routing trucks to Atlas Road via Ryan and Anderton roads where an access already exists.

“It’s become a major issue to our community,” Brian McKay said in a presentation to Courtenay council Monday. “We feel this is a fair compromise.”

Mayor Larry Jangula spoke favorably of the Atlas Road suggestion.

The residents understand that dump trucks are used for clearing and preparation of development areas, but feel continued use of residential streets as truck routes goes beyond the intent of delivery of materials. They feel the volume of truck traffic has compromised safety in the neighbourhood.

“The streets are taking a pounding,” McKay added, noting cracks in the pavement are expanding.

According to McKay, the developer says to ‘suck it up’ while work continues for another 3 1/2 years.

Though Royal Vista Way is not a designated truck route, delivery of goods and services are allowed on all streets, the City says. Moreover, the enforcement of secured truck loads falls under the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.

Council voted to have staff report back on the issue.

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