Letter to the Editor: Extend Wantage to alleviate truck traffic

At present there are at least 80 container trucks both going east and west along [their current route].

Editor:

Re: Northern View article – City hints at downtown restructuring

At present there are at least 80 container trucks both going east and west along [their current route].

Whizzing construction vehicles with resulting noisy rumbles and bumps at Sixth Street and Second Avenue and Fourth Street and Second Avenue [take place daily] create loud noises close by the library.

To alleviate the [problem] we should follow an old proposal to use Wantage Road by extending the road towards the container port.

The extended road would circumvent the dynamite storage site and the Prince Rupert cemetery and cut across the base of the “Old Thousand Stairs.”

The road would continue on in a circuitous manner landing at the base of Viewing Road (the container port).

[Should the City re-imagine the downtown core], [I] imagine the cost [to be] $50,000-$100,000 (consultants and surveyors).

To cover the cost of the extended road [residents] should demand our share of the “Gateway Fund.”

Denis Garon

Prince Rupert