Road similar to ‘Nazi tank trap’ resurfaced in Alberni

To the Editor,

Thanks to the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD), hundreds of residents along Faber Road will finally have access to a safe walking trail beside their main road.

Anyone familiar with the main traffic artery there will know that just around the next curve, of which there are many, drivers can meet pedestrians accompanied by leashed dogs or people jogging along the traffic lane because there is no shoulder between road and ditch.

The new trail will not only eliminate this stressful situation, it will also create a pleasant path through the woods for walkers and their friends. And motorists won’t be subjected to “white knuckle” trauma.

If you want evidence of the benefits of such a trail, check out the off-road path alongside Lakeshore Road which stretches from the east No. 4 Highway/ Lakeshore junction to the big mobile home park.

Faber Road has recently had a resurface job that finally eliminates the “shock buster” entrance at the junction of Highway 4, Faber and the Ash main logging road. Which one old veteran described as similar to a “Nazi tank trap built during the Normandy Landing battle.”

The resurfacing of Highway 4 west included Faber Road from the junction to Dickson Road. Which makes for smooth travel.

Harold Hamilton,

Port Alberni

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