Endless delays with construction
The construction zones on P.E.I. during the summer months are horrendous. It seems that no matter which route you take, to any destination, there is a backup of traffic besides the roads that are in need of repairing.
Although we are informed about these construction sites, suggestions to ‘take an alternative route’ is a great idea until you come to the realization that the suggested alternative route is also under construction and has not saved you any time at all. It seems that all of the main highways on P.E.I. are under construction all summer long.
In fact, some of the construction completed on these roads is not only unnecessary, but these roads are left in an even worse condition than before the construction. For example, an intersection in Winsloe was under construction and now has a gap in the middle of it that is 1-2 inches deeper than the road itself. However, prior to the construction, there were no issues with these intersections.
There have already been multiple protests about roads on P.E.I., leaving a substantial amount of damages to cars due to the large crevices in the roads. However, it seems that not much has been changing to prevent these incidents from happening. By focusing on the roads that need work rather than all the main highways, these incidents would lessen. Problems could be solved by offering a survey to the residents of P.E.I. before the construction season begins.