Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby jimmy4321 » Sep 30th, 2017, 9:50 am

my5cents wrote:Aren't the flaggers supposed to be there to help ?

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#207902

From my experience this is typical behavior.

Likely it's high time that each government certified (yes, it's hard to believe but each has been "fully trained" and tested to make sure they can stand on the roadway, text and smoke at the same time) be required to exhibit some type of name tag, or certificate number so when one of these "delightful" (generally) "ladies" (I use the term very liberally) do something contrary to their responsibilities and contrary to the safe movement of traffic can be reported.


This province is the worse i've seen when it comes to flagging .
It's gonna take a some MAJOR accident before someone takes notice and standards are upped or existing ones enforced

my5cents likes this post.
jimmy4321
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 4290
Likes: 1194 posts
Liked in: 2017 posts
Joined: Jun 6th, 2010, 4:40 pm

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby WalterWhite » Sep 30th, 2017, 10:20 am

Snarf wrote:I still think they should have 3 laned it all the way to the airport. Now you are going to have people merging at Edwards....


That would have been ideal, however I wonder if costs/time of replacing/upgrading the old CN rail overpass right before the UBCO access had anything to do with the decision.
Forget Cialis, Viagra, or Levitra. When you need to get it up fast - reach for new and improved Westcorp. Proud official suppliers of Basran's *bleep*
User avatar
WalterWhite
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2569
Likes: 1944 posts
Liked in: 3541 posts
Joined: Jan 31st, 2017, 3:56 pm

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby GordonH » Sep 30th, 2017, 10:43 am

Snarf wrote:I still think they should have 3 laned it all the way to the airport. Now you are going to have people merging at Edwards....

WalterWhite wrote:That would have been ideal, however I wonder if costs/time of replacing/upgrading the old CN rail overpass right before the UBCO access had anything to do with the decision.


Plus the overpass to UBCO would also need to be replaced, since it's most likely to narrow for 5 lanes.
When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.
User avatar
GordonH
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 21999
Likes: 2593 posts
Liked in: 8118 posts
Joined: Oct 4th, 2008, 6:21 pm
Location: Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby Symbonite » Sep 30th, 2017, 11:02 am

in a year from now...it will be all in the past and our lives are going as normal and our short term memory will be gone.
**Disclaimer: The above statement is in my OPINION only.

2 people like this post.
User avatar
Symbonite
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3471
Likes: 19 posts
Liked in: 842 posts
Joined: Feb 16th, 2005, 9:30 am
Location: From Within

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby northglenmore2012 » Sep 30th, 2017, 11:04 am

The same company is doing work on Valley Road and I noticed this morning that the flaggers turned the traffic signs upside down and left them all in the bike lane. Bikes watch out. Oh boy, not much thought on that scenario. Go figure
northglenmore2012
 
Posts: 71
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 63 posts
Joined: Nov 4th, 2012, 6:43 pm

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby lesliepaul » Sep 30th, 2017, 11:14 am

Drove through the area last night in the rain for the first time in 2 months........Sexsmith to the highway. WHAT A GOD :cuss: MESS THIS IS! Flaggers have this attitude that they are brain surgeons now. I guess who ever is in charge of hiring them thinks "the larger they are, the more visible they will be" and having an arrogant attitude is a plus. "Butch" has replaced ability and common sense.

2 people like this post.
lesliepaul
Übergod
 
Posts: 1371
Likes: 17 posts
Liked in: 1088 posts
Joined: Aug 7th, 2011, 12:56 pm

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby oscillate_wildly » Sep 30th, 2017, 11:34 am

my5cents wrote:
From my experience this is typical behavior.


Lately when I've wanted to visit Vernon, I just bypass the whole intersection altogether and either take Glenmore and merge to Hwy 97 in Winfield or Old Vernon Road and merge to Hwy 97 from the airport. Either route (especially during rush hour) is a lesson in futility until they complete this. And I'd wager it's quicker although I haven't timed it myself.
_______________________________________________________________________
“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.” ― Saul Bellow
User avatar
oscillate_wildly
Fledgling
 
Posts: 100
Likes: 38 posts
Liked in: 56 posts
Joined: May 18th, 2009, 4:28 pm

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby the truth » Sep 30th, 2017, 12:41 pm

yup :laugh: :laugh: , the people of this road city planning should of been fired a loooooooong time ago
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." -George Orwell

voice of reason likes this post.
User avatar
the truth
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 16364
Likes: 11243 posts
Liked in: 6531 posts
Joined: May 16th, 2007, 8:24 pm
Location: kelowna

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby Even Steven » Sep 30th, 2017, 12:47 pm

Symbonite wrote:in a year from now...it will be all in the past and our lives are going as normal and our short term memory will be gone.


Indeed.
Even Steven
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2920
Likes: 190 posts
Liked in: 2138 posts
Joined: Mar 24th, 2015, 6:20 pm

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby voice of reason » Sep 30th, 2017, 3:26 pm

it took me 30 mins to cross from addams thru edwards to the highway northbound on friday after work.it is no less than 500 yards.there must have been 100 cars trying to get in to edwards from addams in both directions and cars lined up lougheed as far as i could see.it would have taken much longer if some nice guy didnt wave me in to cut in front of him at the edwards and addams intersection.when everyone gets off work at the same time the entire area is a giant mess
voice of reason
Generalissimo Postalot
 
Posts: 895
Likes: 3224 posts
Liked in: 990 posts
Joined: Feb 22nd, 2009, 11:40 am

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby LTD » Sep 30th, 2017, 3:33 pm

everybodies complaining about that intersection moaning and crying about how bad it is for years and years then when they try to fix it everyone cries and moans about it I'm not sure how the crybabies expect changes to happen without any work taking place

dirtybiker likes this post.
LTD
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 4119
Likes: 2866 posts
Liked in: 3267 posts
Joined: Mar 31st, 2010, 2:34 pm

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby Urban Cowboy » Sep 30th, 2017, 4:35 pm

I understand change, and I have no issue with having to summon forth a bit more patience as construction continues, but what I do have a huge problem with is brain dead flaggers, extremely poor temporary lane marking, to where I've seen them leave the temporary white dashes form one day and added the set for the next phase without removing the first which now directed you into safety cones.

Have also noted incorrect merge signs, and flaggers holding their hand stop signs in ways that confused drivers as they weren't sure if they were to continue on "slow" or "stop".
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply.” -Stephen R. Covey

the truth likes this post.
User avatar
Urban Cowboy
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 4445
Likes: 4738 posts
Liked in: 6530 posts
Joined: Apr 27th, 2013, 2:47 pm

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby the truth » Sep 30th, 2017, 4:56 pm

they could get that corner done in a week if they had real men doing the work, but o no lets give useless people the job, from what i have seen it looks like they get about 2 hrs a day of work done at best
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." -George Orwell
User avatar
the truth
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 16364
Likes: 11243 posts
Liked in: 6531 posts
Joined: May 16th, 2007, 8:24 pm
Location: kelowna

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby lesliepaul » Sep 30th, 2017, 8:47 pm

Last spring (March or April) Kelowna Traffic Services (not RCMP to me) set up laser (in the rain) catching southbound cars in the construction zone (no, I did not get a ticket). The next day I took video from Sexsmith to McCurdy........1 (one) 60 kph sign on the right side of the road almost at Scandia and of course Kelowna Traffic Services set up laser north of the ONLY speed restricting sign in that direction. Took video northbound from McCurdy to Sexsmith and there were 3 (three) pairs (left and right hand sides of road. Called the RCMP about this and they could care less if proper signage was in place. Asked RCMP who I might call that would address this serious "safety" concern. The name I was given was Kyle Jones, Superintendent of Construction on Highway 97. Called the number I was given (250-762-9999) and left a message with the girl that answered that I had a serious concern about signage and if Mr. Jones could call me back............at least 6 months has gone by and I am still waiting. I even went further north of Edwards at the start of the construction zone and not a single sign at that location southbound to restrict speed. Safety my A$$........bumbling fools no shortage of!

2 people like this post.
lesliepaul
Übergod
 
Posts: 1371
Likes: 17 posts
Liked in: 1088 posts
Joined: Aug 7th, 2011, 12:56 pm

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby vinnied » Sep 30th, 2017, 9:09 pm

lesliepaul wrote:Last spring (March or April) Kelowna Traffic Services (not RCMP to me) set up laser (in the rain) catching southbound cars in the construction zone (no, I did not get a ticket). The next day I took video from Sexsmith to McCurdy........1 (one) 60 kph sign on the right side of the road almost at Scandia and of course Kelowna Traffic Services set up laser north of the ONLY speed restricting sign in that direction. Took video northbound from McCurdy to Sexsmith and there were 3 (three) pairs (left and right hand sides of road. Called the RCMP about this and they could care less if proper signage was in place. Asked RCMP who I might call that would address this serious "safety" concern. The name I was given was Kyle Jones, Superintendent of Construction on Highway 97. Called the number I was given (250-762-9999) and left a message with the girl that answered that I had a serious concern about signage and if Mr. Jones could call me back............at least 6 months has gone by and I am still waiting. I even went further north of Edwards at the start of the construction zone and not a single sign at that location southbound to restrict speed. Safety my A$$........bumbling fools no shortage of!

construction zone. Its 30 Km/h unless posted otherwise. So in-fact, they could have handed out tickets to anyone going over 30 Km/h until they hit that 60 sign.
User avatar
vinnied
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2801
Likes: 87 posts
Liked in: 863 posts
Joined: Jul 22nd, 2007, 9:51 am
Location: The Greater Kelowna Regional District

PreviousNext

Return to Central Okanagan

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 3 guests