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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Build a bridge from Mill Bay to Brentwood Bay

Malahat always seems to be in need of upgrades and improvements, says letter writer
Views of Brentwood Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)

To the editor,

The time has come to terminate the Mill Bay ferry and build a bridge to Brentwood Bay.

Why? All we hear is ongoing problems about the Malahat highway needing constant upgrades and improvements to the highway through Goldstream Park.

The time has come for the provincial government to bite the bullet and build a bridge. Building a bridge will give the travelling public a choice of routes to drive with commutes into and out of Victoria. When an accident happens on the Malahat, traffic can still go through on the bridge. When the Malahat is closed due to weather conditions, traffic can still go through on the bridge.

On the Brentwood side, road improvements could be made for a direct route to the Pat Bay Highway to avoid resident complaints about more traffic coming through.

Leave the highway as is. Why? The Goldstream Park section is still exactly the same as in the ’50s except for an increase in traffic volume going through the park.

In summary, common sense prevails. Build the bridge and leave the existing highway as is. Problem solved and the ongoing complaints for highway improvements eliminated.

Any protests from environmentalists about a bridge can be ignored as Kelowna has a bridge crossing Okanagan Lake.


Joe Sawchuk, Duncan

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