Roundabout solution

Roundabout would be much less disruptive to deal with traffic at McKenzie interchange

Anybody who has ever travelled by car in Great Britain is familiar with roundabouts. Not like the one we enjoy going to our airport but simple and elegant solutions. They exist on highways with more than one lane and work beautifully.

I am sure the cost would be less than the cloverleaf option for the McKenzie interchange – $84 million is just the beginning of the planned exit; it never stays within the budget. With the leftover money our railway up-Island could finally come to fruition and take cars off the road, what the new intersection will not be able to do. Making it easier for cars does not solve our traffic problems.

As many have pointed out, the next traffic light is just a short way away. With Vancouverites eyeing to come over here to profit from lower house prices, this all will just get worse and worse. As a bonus, the lovely Cuthbert Holmes Park would not be cut into so much. Why is it so hard to understand all of this?

Karen Hertel

 

Saanich

 

 

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