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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby LordEd » Sep 14th, 2017, 10:05 am

Hopefully this choice (if true) wont result in dead bodies being thrown into the forum.
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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby Queen K » Sep 14th, 2017, 10:06 am

LordEd, I'm abit puzzled over that one. "Dead bodies thrown into the forum"? :135:

Wasn't Westside Road titled one of BC's most dangerous roads? Maybe fully paved most dangerous road because West Pavilion from Lillooet to Big Bar Ferry really takes the cake. Or does Anderson-Highline? Or Lillooet to Gold Bridge? Or heck, any number of "freak me out" roads. But Westside Road is "Pay the f attention."
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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby rustled » Sep 14th, 2017, 10:08 am

Queen K wrote:Wasn't Westside Road titled one of BC's most dangerous roads? Maybe fully paved most dangerous road because West Pavilion from Lillooet to Big Bar Ferry really takes the cake. Or does Anderson-Highline? Or Lillooet to Gold Bridge? Or heck, any number of "freak me out" roads. But Westside Road is "Pay the f attention."

It was one of our faves until it got too heavily used.
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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby Queen K » Sep 14th, 2017, 10:09 am

The Green Barbarian wrote:According to people I know who live out in Fintry and who use Westside road every day and know the construction crews out there, the NDP has told the construction companies working on Westside road to stop all construction as they are killing road funding to West Kelowna. This is being done totally out of spite to the people of West Kelowna for electing Christy Clark. The road is still incredibly dangerous and this decision could cost lives. Folks, this is the "caring" NDP that some of NDP Kool-Aid drinkers are talking about. They don't care. At all. Shame on the NDP.

I can't wait for this to hit the media. I hope the NDP get thrown out on their fat commie arses over this in complete and total shame.


Maybe a Castanet reporter is on the case now? I suspect that they love to pick up story leads from posters here. :D
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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby Queen K » Sep 14th, 2017, 10:12 am

rustled wrote:
Queen K wrote:Wasn't Westside Road titled one of BC's most dangerous roads? Maybe fully paved most dangerous road because West Pavilion from Lillooet to Big Bar Ferry really takes the cake. Or does Anderson-Highline? Or Lillooet to Gold Bridge? Or heck, any number of "freak me out" roads. But Westside Road is "Pay the f attention."

It was one of our faves until it got too heavily used.


And one does not realize how heavily used until one has to stand by the side of the road with a motorcyclist who almost killed himself with speed around a corner. We had to stop and assist, the man was road burned, skin full of gravel and sand etc. The traffic that came by was unbelievable. When you're travelling the road, you just don't see the full extent of how much traffic there really is.

No idea what the mans condition became as people took him to their house to call 911 and await for the ambulance, which we saw screaming up from the Vernon side.
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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby Omnitheo » Sep 14th, 2017, 10:19 am

Honestly the most dangerous part of Westside road is the other drivers. I've taken the road a few times and it's a fun and lovely drive. Until people start tailgating you. Or speeding to pass you around a corner over solid yellow lines...

Some of the drivers I've seen on that road just seem to have a deathwish. No amount of road improvements are going to fix the level of stupidity some of the residents in the area seem to have in regards to those roads.

That said, I've seen construction there for years. There have certainly been some improvements, but there are still a large number of hazardous areas. I believe this is what Cactus is getting at. It's better, but it's still not to the level of safety as one should expect. There's a lot of work left to be done.

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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby whitecandle » Sep 14th, 2017, 10:58 am

Work closes Westside Road
Vernon Morning Star - by Richard Rolke - Aug 28th, 2017

Motorists are being warned of traffic disruptions on Westside Road.

There will be construction 11 kilometres of the junction with Highway 97 south (Kelowna junction) from Monday to Saturday. There will be single lane alternating traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with up to 10-minute delays.

From Tuesday to Thursday, there will be two-hour closures from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for road reconstruction.

Call 1-844-371-3824 for real time updates.
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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby Leifer » Sep 14th, 2017, 11:15 am

I find it hard to believe that the NDP would be so stupid as to cancel a much needed project like this out of pure spite and pettiness.
But then Horgan and Ralston's stupid and petty attack on Wilson a few weeks ago....says otherwise.

Hopefully, none of this is true. :135:
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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

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

rustled wrote:Here's the government website page:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/trans ... st-kelowna

If it's current, 2 segments in design phase, 1 in construction phase, and 15 (of varying significance) completed.


Thanks for that, rustled. For those who refuse to read it, apart from three stretches of resurfacing and some signage upgrades north of Fintry, there are 11 improvements south of Fintry, including signage upgrades, 6 pull-outs, and 2 proposed improvements.

Considering I only drive that road once or twice a year, I'm very aware of improvements that have been made over the years. Heck, Queen K, I even drove that road when it was only paved from Hwy 97 north of Vernon to Fintry. Having not lived in the Okanagan from the early 1970s to the mid 1990s, It's obvious to me that stretch from Fintry to West Kelowna was paved during the intervening years, and any improvements since would be considered negligible.
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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby LordEd » Sep 14th, 2017, 11:32 am

Queen K wrote:LordEd, I'm abit puzzled over that one. "Dead bodies thrown into the forum"? :135:
If they can gloat over a suicide over a job loss to liberals, I can credit a traffic accident to Horgan.
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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby Omnitheo » Sep 14th, 2017, 11:36 am

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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby The Green Barbarian » Sep 14th, 2017, 11:54 am

gordon_as wrote:
Only relevant post so far.


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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby The Green Barbarian » Sep 14th, 2017, 11:55 am

Omnitheo wrote:
Don't fault me if I don't take your word, but The Green Barbarian saying that according to some people ze spoke to, that the NDP are cancelling road work out of spite doesn't exactly sound solid.


Why not? And what does "ze" mean? Is this a typo?
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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby The Green Barbarian » Sep 14th, 2017, 11:56 am

Queen K wrote:
GB, I have no way to confirm or deny if road improvements have been stopped or halted, but I hope this is not true. .


I have heard that they haven't been halted yet, but will be halted well before all of the intended improvements are finished. Unsubstantiated.
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Re: NDP stops Westside road construction out of spite

Postby The Green Barbarian » Sep 14th, 2017, 11:57 am

Queen K wrote: Where is the announcement again? GB?


There isn't one. I'd like to know if there will be one. Or if the road equipment will just be packed up with the NDP trying to slink away.
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