Pedestrian overpass at Spencer Road only a matter of time

The road to nowhere cost $35 million, and still doesn’t really go anywhere, but we can’t afford $2 million to keep our children safe

Re: Risks outweigh costs for overpass (Letters, June 12)

Reader Ron Rayner hit the nail on the head in his observations regarding the lack of pedestrian overpass at Spencer Rd.

As a group of us sat at our childrens ballgame last week, we reviewed the new walking trails set up by the city, and we had a full consensus. We all fully expect to see a pedestrian overpass built sometime in the next five years, lovingly named after whoever the poor person is who is going to lose their life trying to get across the highway instead of following the new prescribed, out of the way, long walking route.

The road to nowhere cost $35 million, and still doesn’t really go anywhere, but we can’t afford $2 million to keep our children safe. Sad.

Cindy Montebello

Langford

 

[Editor’s note: The City of Langford did apply for grants which were denied.]

 

 

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