Garnett Valley needs upgrade

The following is an open letter to mayor and council: We are in dire need of a Garnett Valley Improvement Plan.

Dear Editor:

The following is an open letter to mayor and council: We are in dire need of a Garnett Valley Improvement Plan.

The road continues to deteriorate year after year and it is very hard on vehicles as well as dangerous as most drivers go completely to the opposite side of the road to avoid the huge puddles and then the jagged potholes that come after.

Many times Garnett Valley Road has had huge amounts of water in nine or 10 places enough to stall a car. The road heaves from the frost, throwing the vehicles all over the place.

Thousands of sharp edged potholes. Patches upon patches of blacktop. Repairmen put in a shovel full of cold material, give it a tap and that is considered repaired. We therefore have a road with layer upon layer of patches, making a road that ruins cars and tires, and again it is dangerous with cars on the wrong side of the road and many blind corners!

The road we drive on daily and quite often twice to town and back — we pay as much taxes as the rest of town. We now read in the municipal letter about Prairie Valley Road Improvement Plan, but how badly do we really need transit bays (since we don’t have buses), bike lanes, sidewalks, landscaping, another roundabout, when our road to Garnett Valley is in such a disgrace.

Sheila Ukrainetz

Summerland

 

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