Re: Residents critical of freeway plans, Nov. 6.
After reading the article, I would like to point out that I believe that you missed the two most pressing issues of limiting or blocking left turns at 16 Avenue and 162 Street – effectively blocks access to Cherry Brook Park and also all of the homes on 16A Avenue by emergency vehicles such as fire, ambulance and police.
The ministry says this is to be done to improve safety issues around left-hand turns at this intersection.
How can forcing eastbound vehicles to make the same left turn about four blocks east – entailing passing through the new interchange twice after adding about six-eighths of a mile to the journey – be considered safer?
W. Dave Hammer, Surrey