Road to the Isles needs work before snow flies
First, I would like to commend the minister of works for the much-improved condition of the Trans- Canada Highway on the eastern part of the island of Newfoundland. It has been a long time coming and it was a tremendous improvement to the much-dilapidated and dangerous portion of the lifeblood supply to the Avalon Peninsula. I thank you on behalf of the tens of thousands of regular users and the tourists who help our economy grow. Keep it up and they will keep coming.
On the other hand, the Honorable Derek Bennett could take a page or two from your book of kudos, or maybe a chapter or two, and do something about the muchtravelled Roads to the Isles. I travel those roads quite often as well and I and countless thousands of others are, quite frankly, disgusted with the road from Boyd’s Cove right on through to Twillingate.
This summer alone, I have stopped to help several elderly tourists change flat and damaged tires and wheels. You sir, should be ashamed of yourself. When was the last time you have driven through your constituents’ obstacle courses? It’s a wonder there are not more accidents to add to the damaged wheels.
So, how is it that some communities have their potholes somewhat patched and filled, while others are left to grow, deepen and cause more damage? Are these the communities that didn’t vote in your favor? So, you decide to punish them and the innocent tourists? Most of whom vow to never return and pass their horror stories on to their friends and acquaintances who also scratch Twillingate off their bucket list for fear that the Road to the Isles my indeed be the end of their bucket list.
I am a happy yet disgusted taxpayer. Please fix the potholes before the snow flies.
Douglas Edison Cottlesville, NL