Thank you Port Alberni city works

n Alberni resident thanks Port Alberni public works for rebuilding the bridge on the Kitsuksis dike walkway.

To the Editor,

Thank you Port Alberni public works for rebuilding the bridge on the Kitsuksis dike walkway, a path used by hundreds of people daily.

After years of heavy foot traffic the old wooden bridge was deteriorating badly. One of the problems this caused  was shredding on the handrails.

A particular hazard to children who are in the habit of rubbing a hand on railings, resulting in pain from penetrating slivers.

Replacement of all planks on both railings and footpath ensures that there will be a secure surface underfoot and smoother handrails.

I’ve heard people question why the replacement project was days behind schedule.

The delay was caused by urgent need for the bridge builders to attend to repairs at the city swimming pool.

Another piece of good work was done recently on Faber Road at Sproat Lake. Most of the new asphalt surface is very smooth, but there is one failing on the road in the 8000-block of Faber.

Apparently, there was a pothole in the new surface that required filling, and the  crews did fill the opening, but overfilled it to the degree that the patch protrudes an inch or two above the main surface.

Harold Hamilton,

Port Alberni

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