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

 

 

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