Sunday, November 12, 2017

Letter: Penticton Airport (CYYF) road a disgrace



A letter from a Penticton resident on the poor condition of Airport Road has provoked a response from the City of Penticton.

In his letter (published in the Nov. 10 Western News), Donald Deeprose called the road “an utter disgrace to our fair city,” pointing out the lack of street lights, patching and faded yellow center line.

“It is surely a white-knuckle experience driving to and from the airport at night and much, much more-so on a rainy night when the center line can’t be seen at all and oncoming headlights are blinding,” wrote Deeprose, who suggested the road needed to be upgraded, by whichever level of government responsible, before a serious accident.

Mitch Moroziuk, director of operations for Penticton, points out that neither the city nor the province has responsibility; the road falls under federal jurisdiction.

The road lies within the boundary of the airport, Moroziuk writes, and is the responsibility of Transport Canada.

Moroziuk said he has spoken with the airport manager Kerri Haybittle-Raffel about the concerns and forwarded her Deeprose’s email.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.bclocalnews.com

The road leading into the Penticton airport is an utter disgrace to our fair city.

With no street lights, changing surface coloration due to patching, no white curb lines, and only a very faded yellow center line — it is surely a white-knuckle experience driving to and from the airport at night and much, much more-so on a rainy night when the centre line can’t be seen at all and oncoming headlights are blinding.

The level of government that has jurisdiction over Penticton’s airport road must upgrade this disgraceful roadway as soon as possible before a serious accident occurs.

Donald F. Deeprose
Penticton

Original article ➤ https://www.pentictonwesternnews.com

1 comment:

Jim B said...

Want a new road?

Get ready for a [significant] tax raise.