North Road: a growing concern for area residents

The situation on North Rd. does not seem to be improving according to residents on nearby Pinchi Lake Rd.

  • Oct. 14, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Dusty conditions cause poor visibility on North Road on Oct. 7.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

The situation on North Road does not seem to be improving according to residents on nearby Pinchi Lake Road.

One of those residents, Berit Christensen, has lived in the area for 32 years. She says that North Road has deteriorated over the years.

“There are so many logging trucks on the road. Regular traffic has also increased drastically because of the mine”, she said. “The visibility is terrible.”

Fellow resident, Ross Davidson, couldn’t agree more. “I’ve been here many years and the logging only continues to climb adding more stress to the road,” Davidson said.

Davidson is a member on the municipality’s Transport Committee and says that the Ministry of Transportation has done some work on the road but it’s just not enough.

“The traffic is killing it. There is only so much a gravel road can take,” he said.

The Cassier Ranch Society has conducted vehicle counts in the area to raise awareness regarding the increase in logging truck traffic using North Road.

“We’re in a rock and a hard place,” Davidson said. “The cost to fix the road is in the millions but I think the only solution is to have it paved,” he said. “The dust is unbelievable. It just cost me a new windshield,” he said.

Christensen says that once the Leo Creek Connector Road is in place, the situation will only worsen.

“It will just be more logging trucks and more traffic,” Christensen said. “It’s really scary when you’re driving and you can’t see in front of you and you can’t see what’s coming at you.”


Just Posted

Move natural gas pipeline, MP suggests

Coastal GasLink could then avoid opposition

Zero-interest student loans a huge relief: CMTN student union

Parliamentary secretary hears from Terrace students, alumni and staff

Tl’azt’en man emerges strong from leukemia struggle

“You have to find that inner you and fight back,” Darren says

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

Police asking for public’s assistance finding five people on outstanding warrants.

NDP to start candidate search

Follows decision by Nathan Cullen to retire from politics

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

‘Considerably large’ tractor tire fell and killed 3-year-old girl on B.C. farm

Delta’s deputy fire chief said crews tried to helicopter girl out after a tractor tire leaning against a barn fell onto her

Nearly 40% of British Columbians not taking their medications correctly: poll

Introduction of legal cannabis could cause more issues for drug interactions

Mining company fined $70,000 after two workers killed in B.C. truck crash

Broda Construction pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe workplace at Cranbrook rock quarry

Most Read