Letters to the editor
Feb 13, 2013 / 2:38 pm
HIGHWAY 97, OLD OKANAGAN HIGHWAY AND VARIOUS OTHER ROADWAYS ON THE WESTSIDE
After having traveled at least two of these roadways in the west valley last evening, in most locations there are no lines visible on the pavement. Whose responsibility is it to make sure that the lines on these roads are visible at all times.
It is actually very dangerous after dark and if one was not of the mind to know which side you should be on, the left or right hand side of the road when you drive it would become a very big problem. Old Okanagan Highway is particularly dangerous with the many curves and no lighting or little to no lighting to speak of.
Perhaps Westbank First Nations is responsible for at least part of the roadway and the BC Ministry of Transportation responsible for the remainder, but whoever is responsible, lines need to be painted on the roadways before someone is seriously hurt and or killed.
It would be a tragedy if this were to happen and those who are responsible for maintaining these sections of the highway did nothing to prevent an accident or even worse yet a death.
In the six years that I have lived here I have yet to see a vehicle on these roadways painting lines for the safety of the residents and travelers through these areas, perhaps except where new pavement has been placed or roadwork done.
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