Wa­ter­down by­pass ur­gently needed

RE: Girl, 10, killed cross­ing road in Wa­ter­down (May 18)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

What a ter­ri­ble tragedy in Wa­ter­down. A young girl loses her life. Our sym­pa­thies to the fam­ily. Yes, in­deed, heart­break­ing for all of Flam­bor­ough and Wa­ter­down. Yet to­tally pre­ventable had the long awaited Wa­ter­down by­pass been built.

The City of Hamilton should be called to task for de­lay­ing this by­pass. Sub­di­vi­sion af­ter sub­di­vi­sion gets ap­proved for con­struc­tion, but the city vir­tu­ally does noth­ing to de­velop bet­ter and safer roads to han­dle the in­crease in traf­fic.

Evans Road has be­come the by­pass con­nec­tor road to Park­side Drive. Both roads are sub­stan­dard in de­sign and travel through built up res­i­den­tial ar­eas. It’s high time the City of Hamilton im­ple­ments the by­pass so that ad­di­tional ac­ci­dents and fa­tal­i­ties can be pre­vented. An­drew Schaaf­sma, Wa­ter­down

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