I recently read in the Langley Advance about the roundabout construction at 232nd Street and 56th Avenue.
I live near the site, and I have to ask a question: supposedly, this project will not be finished until August?
From what I can see, another week or two is all it would take to complete the majority of the work there.
I have been in construction for years, and so I do have an educated opinion. However, there has been no work done for four or five weekdays, as of this writing, and all the equipment is sitting at roadside, but there isn't a construction worker on site. Why?
Where are they, and who is paying for that equipment to sit idle?
Likely it's us, the taxpayers, and this seems to be a standard practice in B.C. The Fraser Highway construction between 208th and 216th Streets is now sitting at a standstill; there is nobody around, and equipment sits there.
Where is everyone? Why are we continually inconvenienced like this? And why does it take so long to finish?
I suspect the construction companies take on or win too many projects at once, so they start one job, leave it, start another, leave it, and so on.
Why are we not holding the local politicians responsible for this nonsense? It is great that these improvements are being, made but I suspect our tax dollars are being sucked up by these companies because projects take so long for no clear reason.
Barry MacRury, Langley