June 06, 2013 - 11:58 AM
KAMLOOPS — A survey of the worst roads in B.C. lists Todd Road in Barnhartvale as one of the 10 worst in the province and is one of only two to crack the list due to pedestrian and cycling safety concerns.
BCAA released the list this morning after compiling four weeks worth of votes that identified 581 different stretches of road that are unsafe, in need of repair or heavily congested.
With 82 per cent of voters citing pedestrian/cycling safety as their main concern, Todd Road placed 10th on the list, behind Westside Road in Kelowna (listed as the overall worst for the second year in a row) and the Vernon Slocan Highway through Cherryville (in fifth place overall.) The only three Interior roads to make the list, the other two both received complaints of potholes and crumbling pavement.
Todd Road was one of the areas identified in the 2010 Bicycle Master Plan as an area that needs improvement, but at an expected cost of $1.2 million to improve the bicycle network in Barnhartvale, Dallas and Campbell Creek, the project has not yet been started. Most of the cost would come from the widening of Dallas Road and Todd Road to accommodate marked wide curb lanes. The city identified the need for 1,775 metres of marked lanes needed on Todd Road, at a total cost of $355,000.
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