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To The Richmond Review – Rice Mill Road

Carol Day  -  Aug 27, 2011  -  No Comments

RE: Steveston Hwy and No. 5 road intersection

The Steveston Hwy  and No. 5 Road interchange is my nightmare it affects my life and has forced me to change my habits. It shouldn’t be that way.

City council allows for more and more density in Richmond and is responsible to also allow for more and more infrastructure improvements. This intersection is gridlock at rush hour and if there is a accident or stall anytime of the day it can be a extremely slow intersection to get through. The city owns land on the south side of Steveston hwy that NEEDS to be developed into more lanes to move the traffic through the intersection.

The grass is pretty but what we need is pavement.

Townline homes has allowed in their development plans  at the Gardens for widening of Steveston hwy on their block ,east of No. 5 road and the city needs to take responsibility for the  other side on the south side of Steveston .

I travel often away for the weekend and the worst part of my trip is not the border ,not hwy 99  but the Steveston hwy No. 5 Road intersection, my vacation begins when l get through that mess.

The ministry of Transportation is responsible for Highway 99 and the overpass and we will probably have to wait for eternity before we see any improvements there but there but there is  another option.

Rice Mill road could be extended to Steveston Hwy on the east side of hwy 99 diverting traffic away from the disastrous intersection of Hwy 99 and Steveston hwy. There is already an overpass over hwy 99 now and it could be better utilized.

The glitch in the plan to connect Rice Mill Road and Steveston Hwy is the land needed  is in  the ALR but l suggest that a minimal amount of land be used for the road and that the road  be adjacent to the Fraser wharves car lot located at 13800 Steveston Hwy. The city could also expropriate land from the Fraser wharves lot as an alternative to removing land from the ALR. Either way the benefit t to the environment would be a substantial decrease   harmful automotive emissions and that’s good for everyone.

Carol Day

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