Brian Harder wants Langley Township council to do something about fast traffic heading past his driveway on 16th Avenue.
Harder lives just to the east of the intersection of 248th Street and 16th Avenue.
At Monday's Langley Township council meeting, he said the recently activated traffic light at the corner is allowing trucks and cars to speed up and over the hill. Getting out of his driveway is now dangerous, he said.
"You're going to kill me, my wife, or one of my family members," Harder said.
Although 16th Avenue has a 60 km/h speed limit, the average speed is much closer to 80 km/h, Harder noted.
When 248th and 16th was a four-way stop, big trucks in particular had to slow down and came up the hill at a reasonable speed. Now, if they have a green light heading east, they can barrel through and keep going at 80 km/h or more over the hill, as can other cars, said Harder.
Harder has said he spoke to Township road engineers, and they are putting up a 'hidden driveway' sign, but he doesn't think that's acceptable.
He believes that the only solution is to cut off the top of the hill to give better sightlines so he can see oncoming traffic.
He believes that would cost about $750,000. Harder said he is not worried about the vehicles going even faster if the hill was lower, as it's the visibility that is the real issue. He simply can't see if a car is coming fast until it's over the crest of the hill.
The council voted to send Harder's concerns to staff for a report.
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