No dividers

Elevated concrete islands in the middle of the highway are a bad idea

Dear Sir:

I just read in the Northern Connector that part of the Industrial Park intersection work plans call for ‘concrete islands in the intersection’.

I hope that this doesn’t mean there will be elevated concrete ‘islands’ in the middle of a fairly busy highway! The elevated concrete ‘dividers’ in the Safeway parking lot are trouble enough when there’s snow in the winter – a concrete island could be a very dangerous hazard to traffic, particularly at night and in winter.

If this is the plan, I hope the planners re-consider this. A concrete ‘island’ was installed south of 100 Mile House years back (Green Lake turnoff). Eventually – and probably after some accidents – these dividers were removed.

Kevin Derow, Terrace, B.C.