Letters

Time to fix our roads

I can’t believe our elected council would even consider spending tax dollars on “art work” when our city streets are in such poor condition.

When one leaves Coquitlam and drives into New Westminster via Brunette Avenue or drives from Burnaby into New Westminster via Eighth Street, we appear to be a “poor city.”

When a developer repairs a street after construction, only one side of the street is repaved. Recently, Eighth Street was repaved from Royal Avenue to the Douglas College crosswalk, leaving the rest of Eighth to Carnarvon with potholes.

The last straw was when the recent paving was done on Begbie Street between Columbia and Carnarvon streets. Three quarters of the block was paved (past the new civic centre only), leaving one of the worst streets in city a mess for a few hundred feet.

Recently I was driving west on Brunette Avenue in the evening, and I could not distinguish my lane of traffic due to no white lines.

When is this council and our engineers going to improve our roads?

Geraldine Harder-Anderson

New Westminster

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