Look­ing for ac­count­abil­ity on state of TCH

The Compass - - EDITORIAL -

The Trans Canada High­way is in very se­ri­ous need of re­pairs. Par­tic­u­larly I men­tion the drive from St.John’s to Bay Roberts. The high­way is not much bet­ter than those in third world coun­tries I feel at times.

The deep ruts, the pot­holes, the ragged shoul­ders make for treach­er­ous driv­ing any day of the week but are par­tic­u­larly dan­ger­ous dur- ing foggy or rainy days.

I think the con­trac­tors (the gov­ern­ment has records of them) who laid down this pave­ment (if it can be called that) should be held ac­count­able for such low class work­man­ship. Make them re-pave at their own ex­pense.

Dur­ing high­way con­struc­tion and paving isn’t there some­one who mon­i­tors the qual­ity of the ma­te­ri­als be­ing used and the pre-paving work that must be up to scratch be­fore the black stuff is laid?

Who­ever is at fault, we the mo­tor­ing public are the ones los­ing out in more ways than one — the worst of which is dan­ger to our lives ev­ery time we ven­ture out over the TCH.

Bill West­cott writes from Clarke’s Beach

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