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Westside Road safe?

Westside Road is expected to be put under the microscope again.

The much maligned roadway, a topic of some anger locally, has received provincial attention after being named the worst road in the province in BCAA's annual survey in 2013.

Now, the 2014 "Worst Road Survey" is underway, voting is open until May 26.

In 2013, 89 per cent of people who named Westside Road as the worst in the province cited potholes and crumbling pavement.

After she was elected MLA for Westside-Kelowna in July of last year, Premier Christy Clark announced an additional $1M for improvements to the roadway.

That was on top of $6.5M that was already being spent in 2013.

She agreed with local residents' concerns that the toughest and most dangerous portions of Westside Road have not been tackled and pledged to begin work on those sections of road right away.

"My task over the next four years is to attack that part of the plan and make sure we are taking on some of the hard parts," Clark stated the day after she was elected.

 

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