Letters to the Editor

Delta road improvements money well spent

Re: “Delta’s spending hurting pocketbooks,” Letters, The Leader, March 8.

The author of this letter should have done more research on this issue.

This road alignment project has been in the pipeline for a while. All residents in the vicinity have been kept informed by Delta’s engineering department. It was long overdue and something needed to be done for the safety of pedestrians, children and cyclists.

More than 10,000 vehicles race through this intersection – 72 Avenue and 116 Street – every day, thereby making it the most dangerous and unsafe intersection in North Delta.

These vehicles are mostly from Langley, Cloverdale and Surrey. They speed, run red lights, block the intersection and in rush hour, these drivers illegally use bus lanes to jump the line-up.

It is the responsibility of our council that residents have a safe and secure way of crossing the roads, driving, cycling and maintaining road infrastructure. That is why municipalities have capital expenditure budgets.

If the letter writer has the energy, I suggest she lobby council and start a movement to stop re-zoning of these ugly mega-homes that are sprouting up in North Delta on almost every corner.

These homes are so big that several families live in them with several cars and illegal renting of the suites.

The homes have also brought crime to North Delta, which soon will look like Newton.


S. Bhatia

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