Letter: Slowpokes turn Fraser Highway into road

Dear Editor,

Why has Fraser “Highway” – also fondly known as Fraser Road by those of us who know and hate it, and use it regularly – had the speed limit reduced to 70 km/h from 80 km/h, when it has been expanded to four lanes to 232nd Street?

You can do the same speed (between 60 and 70 km/h) or better on 16th Avenue, with less lights and less morons doing the dog-in-manger trick, keeping us from doing the posted speed limit.

Fraser Highway has lights at almost every intersection, slowing traffic significantly, in spite of Township Councillor Charlie Fox’s “green wave.”

Try driving from Aldergrove to Langley with a moron who thinks that doing 60 km/h in an 80 km/h zone is okay from 264th Street to 232nd, and then stays

in the newly expanded passing/centre lane.

So where do we go?

And then there is a 70 km/h zone so this moron feels justified in slowing the rest of us down.

When we are trying to reduce pollution, why are we slowing things down?

Why open up a road and then reduce the speed?

Why put traffic lights at intersections that, for all intents and purposes, are not “intersections,” but just streets with access to a major road?

I’m a taxpayer. My tax money is paying for widening Fraser Highway and the lights, and all I get is a road with a reduced speed zone that allows morons who don’t know or don’t understand how to drive to slow down those of us who are trying to get from A to B at or perhaps a little above the posted speed limit with limited interruption by traffic lights.

D. Atkinson, Langley

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