Letter: 16 Ave. residents should have a plan in place

Planning ahead of any anticipated action should include an independent property appraisal prior to any discussion regarding expropriation.

Editor: While I agree with Mr. Mitchell (The Times, Jan. 22) in his concerns regarding the future of the Fraser Valley traffic corridors, an in-depth review of a detailed map will show that Highway 1 and 16 Avenue are  the only clear routes from  Highway 99 the to the Abbotsford border.

These two routes were laid out back in the day when the railroad was the primary method of east/west travel, and  the valley was only farmland.

The fact that transportation need of the valley have been ignored by our Township is a “too late to the table” reality.

No one — Township or province, and primarily taxpayers — can bear the outrageous costs of the land, let alone building a four-lane roadway.

It is apparent the residents along 16 Avenue must hold the province’s and Township’s feet to the fire.

Planning ahead of any anticipated action should include an independent property appraisal prior to any discussion regarding expropriation.

I have mine in hand in anticipation of the required roadwork on Highway13.

Terry Brenan,

Aldergrove

Langley Times

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