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Letter: Roads in Shawnigan in dire need of repair

I constantly see, dodge and feel the potential vehicle damage

Roads in Shawnigan in dire need of repair

Dear Sierra Acton, CVRD Shawnigan Lake director:

I am again imploring you to arrange — through the highways ministry — urgent repairs and repaving of many sections and sites in your Shawnigan Lake Area.

As a seasoned driver with Cobble Hill Taxi, I constantly see, dodge and feel the potential vehicle damage that may be caused by these winding, hazardous areas loaded with potholes, cracks, crumbling and bumps.

Many of these hazards are hard to see and avoid at night.

They have only gotten worse during our recent winter weather and plowing work.

Some roads, such as Hipwood, are patently dangerous, possibly illegal.

I dread the thought of litigation if an accident sadly happens.

Some stretches needing work soonest include Renfrew Road, Baldy Mountain Road, Kingburn Road, Shawnigan Lake Road (especially at the Thain and Northgate curves), Shawnigan Lake Road south toward the Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan and Thrush roads, Sylvester Road, Cameron-Taggart Road, Briarwood Road, Gregory Road, Worthington Road, plus East and West Shawnigan Lake Roads.

Forgive me if some of these roads sit in the Mill Bay area and/or the Cobble Hill area. If so, please share my concerns with those respective directors.

Sierra, I sure applaud your past efforts in getting some bad sections of Shawnigan repaved, including the strip to the Shawnigan Lake Mobile Home Park, and Baden-Powell Road.

I was also delighted old Cobble Hill Road was repaved last year.

Thanks in advance for everything you can do.

Yours in road safety,

Peter W. Rusland

North Cowichan

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