LETTER: Loose gravel poses hazard to cyclists

There is a serious question of why near the Sunnyside trailer park the road shoulder becomes loose gravel.

Local pothole watchdog R. Johnson is ever vigilant.

The highways ministry has done some great things towards improving the safety of cyclists by providing some wider areas on the public roadways.

But there is a serious question of why near the Sunnyside trailer park the road shoulder becomes loose gravel. This for safety must be graded smooth and should be sealed with asphalt-type hardening materials which will serve two purposes: better safety for cyclists and prevention from the water entering the road surface under the blacktop.

Currently an unsuspecting cyclist can ride off a smooth paved shoulder and enter a gravel section with a pothole large enough to make the bike lose control and the rider could wind up underneath the wheels of a passing tractor trailer.

The highways ministry has the responsibility to maintain the road shoulder to the ditch line and if there is a service road still has the responsibility for the total width of road and shoulder up to the property owner’s connecting property.

R. Johnson, Nelson

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