Old Yale Road paving stonewalled

The issue keeps coming up, but the Township of Langley does nothing about repaving a road surfaced with 90-year-old concrete.

Editor: “Old Yale debate continues” is the headline on an article in The  Times, published June 20.

Back on July 24, 2012, the headline on a story published in your newspaper was “Council debates future of Old Yale Road.”

Debate is not the right word for this issue. Stonewalling seems more appropriate.

Councillor Grant Ward is right in his assessment that “Anything that’s old is going to cost money.” The issue is old and so are the attitudes of some councillors. Old should not be a cost to the taxpayer.

Old Yale Road from the City of Langley border to the Five Corners at Murrayville is a terrible road and needs to be resurfaced.

Do it now. Do not spend $100,000 or $150,000 to study the issue, just do it. And if they have to spend $300,000 to do an engineering design report, that is also ridiculous.

The public is being misled. Old Yale Road from the City of Langley border to the Five Corners is one kilometre long, not the two to three kilometres that Township engineering director Ramin Sefi is quoted as saying.

If he is the engineering director for the Township and he doesn’t know the distance of the road, he is the wrong person to be advising council.  Furthermore, the argument that paving the road will make Old Yale a speedway is deceptive.

There are no shoulders on the road. Saying this is also deceptive. People walk, bicycle, trot, and push baby strollers on the side of the road everyday.

Get the equipment out and resurface the road now. If it costs $1 million to pave one kilometre of road, that section of Old Yale is one kilometre long, so it should cost $1 million.

Rian Martin,

Langley

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