Dear city hall: Todd Road could use some TLC
I read with interest that the city is going to widen Highland Road from Valleyview Drive to the roundabout in Juniper.
I am writing with respect to the condition of Todd Road in Barnhartvale, in particular the section from Ronde Lane to Klahanie Drive, a 1.1-kilometre stretch not even two full lanes in width and without sidewalks.
As a result, anyone walking in that area — and many do, including school kids — must walk on the road.
It has been particularly bad this winter as the road was not plowed to the edge.
It is even worse if you are driving that section at night and encounter people walking on the road wearing dark clothing.
Todd Road is not a side street.
It is the main road that services all the south half of the Barnhartvale subdivision.
It is also the main route used by the city transit and school buses.
It is also very interesting to see the assessment rates are rising an average of .32 per cent, whereas Barnhartvale’s rates are increasing by a whopping 6.15 per cent.
I am not asking for a three-lane highway; just two full lanes and a sidewalk would be nice.
The city is very concerned with the number of pedestrian accidents recently.
I am urging the city to do something with this section of road before the next accident takes place on Todd Road.