Car crash. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Car crash. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

LETTER: Want more than a promise that Highway 1 will eventually be upgraded

What is the stance of the candidates for the B.C. election?

Dear editor,

It is obvious that the four laning of the Trans-Canada highway won’t be completed for decades – if it ever is. Must we accept the ‘promise’ of four laning some time in the distant future as the only thing our government can do? While we wait for four laning shouldn’t some serious consideration be urgently given to what else can be done to reduce the horrendous accident rate, frequent closures and increasing congestion ?

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Since it’s time for a provincial election, do the candidates and parties have more to offer than put up with it and wait?

Nicholas Thomas

Revelstoke

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