Letter: Wondering where the lines are

Driving here has become a bit of a challenge each spring as once again, from Alberta to Creston mostly, there are no lines on the highway.

Driving here has become a bit of a challenge each spring as once again, from Alberta to Creston mostly, there are no lines on the highway.

Over the last few years the lines seem to have been painted with paint that just washes away over the winter.

Yellow lines, dividing lines, double lines, lines at the edge of the road and most important pedestrian-crossing lines are extinct.

I watched some little kids trying to cross the highway at the crossing zone while traffic roared by, many of the drivers unaware that there were double lanes, never mind a crossing zone.  No lines to be seen. No paint.  Someone is going to get killed!

Using poor paint and taking your sweet time to keep our highways safe for the people that you work for and pay you to do this work has become  inexcusable.

Maybe try some big yellow wax crayons on our highway.  That might last longer than the crappy paint being used.

Why has the maintenance of our highways fallen to such low and dangerous standards?

 

William A. Bell

Fernie, B.C.