Delay hard to fathom

How can a five-month project go from “ahead of schedule” to over three months behind?

The letter from D. Garner regarding the extension of the Wilkenson Road bridge fiasco is right on. They closed  Wilkenson Road in mid-June and said the project would take until November, about five months.

Then a couple of months ago they made an announcement that the project  was on budget and ahead of schedule, yes, ahead of schedule. Next thing we hear is that it’s behind and won’t be done til February. And don’t we know it’ll be the end of February, so far.

How can a five-month project go from “ahead of schedule” to over three months behind, because it rained?  Maybe it was really over budget and they’re squeezing it into 2017 budget?

Don’t even get me started on what has happened at the new intersections at Mann and Glanford, and Glanford / Quadra – what a total disaster. Lights change from red to green and nobody can go anywhere because the traffic is backed up in every direction. But of course it’ll all be better when Wilkenson opens up again. Sure it will.

Larry Zilinsky

 

Saanich

 

 

Just Posted

Saanich Police looking for information relating to suspicious death

The body of a man was found on Crease Avenue just after 9 a.m. on Saturday

250th Free Little Library installed in Victoria

Greater Victoria now has the highest density of mapped little libraries in the country

Urbanists hope to see Victoria’s unused rooftops, parkades, parking lots become usable green space

Downtown Residents Association says city dwellers should have access to parks

For the love of fibre: fibre arts celebrated through demonstrations and market showcasing locally made items

Fibre arts celebrated through demonstrations and market showcasing locally made items

Cemetery tour explores Metchosin’s early history

A tour with grave consequences for those wishing to explore Metchosin’s history takes place Aug. 25

70 years of lifting: Canadian man, 85, could cinch weightlifting championship

The senior gym junkie is on track to win the World Masters Weightlifting championship

U16 B.C. fastpitch team named national champs

Girls went undefeated at national tournament in Calgary

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

RCMP, search crews hunt for 4-year-old boy missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

Most Read