Paving job botched in Comox

Dear editor,

Whoever at the Town of Comox is responsible for the paving of Dogwood Avenue did not give the project much thought.

Dear editor,

Whoever at the Town of Comox is responsible for co-ordinating the paving of Dogwood Avenue south of Pritchard Road did not give the project very much thought.

They routed the truck fleet that was delivering the blacktop down Noel Avenue between Anderton and Pritchard roads. This was through a playground, down a street that is restricted for truck traffic, and past the fire station, which, if responding to a fire, would have been impeded by the heavy trucks.

I complained to the RCMP, but they were too busy to respond. I called the Town of Comox, and voiced my displeasure about the trucks travelling through a restricted street. They responded by asking the truckers if they were speeding through the playground.

You can rest assured that these truckers were not reacting to the reduced speed required by the playground. They likely thought that school is out, and the speed restriction was not in effect.

Other excuses were that there was construction on Lerwick Road, and the trucks could not use that route.

I believe that instead of creating a situation where the residents were getting irritated with the traffic, and tempers were frayed, they could have very easily routed this traffic down Robb Avenue, where school is out, and the 30 km/h speed is not in effect, the traffic restrictions on Noel Avenue would have been adhered to, and the possibility of impeding the fire department would have been non-existent.

I believe that the Town of Comox could have done a much better job of completing this paving project.

H. Euteneier,

Comox

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