“Highway improvements coming to the Sunshine Coast,” said the B.C. government news release dated Aug. 28. “Drivers can look forward to smoother travelling along Highway 101 on the Sunshine Coast as the ministry prepares to resurface a stretch of highway between Powell River and Lund.”
“We know this improvement to Highway 101 will make travel safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, and everyone who relies on this route,” Nicholas Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast, was quoted in the release.
Wow! Great news if you are one of the 287 people who live in Lund and cycle or walk the highway regularly. That’s $2.5 million well spent by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
In the meantime those of us here on the lower Sunshine Coast have a “Goat Trail” which is unsafe for cyclists and pedestrians as numerous commercial vehicles and cars thunder by regularly. Yet another serious accident in Sechelt last week blocked the road, causing chaos and disrupting the lives of those caught in the traffic.
When will the provincial government spend their money wisely and build us the highway we deserve?
Robin Merriott, Sechelt