Letters to the Editor

Keep Five Corners roundabout

Editor: I have concerns about the potential for increased traffic accidents at 216 Street and 48 Avenue.

Langley Township engineering has indicated that the Township may remove the Five Corners roundabout in Murrayville, as a consequence of the Brookswood Plan.

That would be a mistake. The roundabout acts as a natural obstruction that slows traffic at the intersection. A traffic light would result in serious accidents, as was the case before the roundabout was built.

The intersection lying at the base of two steep hills is a natural place for motorists to speed up to “beat the light.” This does not happen with the roundabout being there and acting as a deterrent to speed. We have seen a big drop in the severity of accidents at this intersection since the roundabout was built.

I personally witnessed vehicles travelling in excess of 150 km/h when the intersection was a five-way stop. This is impossible with a roundabout.

Please make sure the roundabout is preserved in any new Brookswood plan.

Wally Martin,

Langley

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

World Cup of Hockey returns in 2016
 
Athletic scholarship sessions Saturday in Willoughby
 
Hurdler wins U-Dub race
NFL Playoffs: Brady, Wilson, Rodgers, Luck a dreamy Final Four
 
Making sure help is on the way
 
Investing in downtown Mission
Spain: 10 dead, 21 hurt in crash of Greek F-16 jet at base
 
Aldergrove School Boys Hoops Action
 
Aldergrove Peewee Hockey Action

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.