Road before retain in Alberni, reader says

A new truck route through Alberni should be a priority over uptown redevelopment, one reader says.

To the Editor,

As part of his post-election musings on city affairs, mayor-elect John Douglas is thinking of adding a new portfolio for “uptown redevelopment”.

Why on earth would anyone think we could have uptown renewal without moving the heavy industrial traffic off the de facto truck route, namely Third Avenue?

In this matter, the first priority is to complete the truck route from Ship Creek Road and along the waterfront road to a new connection to Redford Street.

To accomplish that means less visioning and looking forward and more direct negotiations with Western Forest Products and Catalyst Paper through whose properties the new sections would have to go through. The city would also have to borrow the necessary funds to complete the project for the estimated cost of $5 million or get the money from the coal company.

Richard Berg,

Port Alber

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