40 Avenue ill-equipped for four lanes

A T-intersection at 40 Avenue and 200 Street will make east-west travel difficult as Brookswood grows.

Editor: Re: “Revised Brookswood/Fernridge plan revealed,” (The Times, April 18).

South Langley residents are learning about another poorly-thought out plan being presented to them from Langley Township hall, and obviously from developers before them.

The most obvious flaw in this whole plan is to make the corner of 200 Street and 40 Avenue a place where there will be 180,000 square feet of commercial space, with only 200 Street being a through street.

At that intersection, 40 Avenue ends and does not continue to the west.

One might ask the question “where is the traffic supposed to escape to” when there are only three directions of travel?

The Township wants to make 40 Avenue a major four-lane connector road, which will obviously route thousands upon thousands more vehicles than now use it.

This traffic comes from Highway 99 at 32 Avenue in Surrey to Fraser Highway at 240 Street. This routing of thousands more vehicles will bottleneck at 200 Street and 40 Avenue.

Almost every busy cross street on 200 Street, from 16 Avenue in the south north to Highway 1 at 88 Avenue, has more than their fair share of accidents.

Now it seems that 24 Avenue, 32 Avenue and especially 40 Avenue are being planned to join them.

James Charles,

Langley

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