Wednesday, December 14, 2005

"Somebody's going to be killed one of these days"

Three London councillors out of 14 are recommending the city restore funding to improve Commissioners Road West. A few of the problems cited:

- The road has three lanes but with 24,000 vehicles daily, has more traffic than some five-lane roads.

- The water main below the road is prone to breaks and the sewers need extensions, problems that can only be fixed cost-effectively as part of a road widening.
After twenty years of advice by "experts", this is what city staff recommends:
City staff wanted to spend less than $1 million to do a study that would enable construction in 2007 but that was rejected by controllers.