A letter from a Penticton resident on the poor condition of Airport Road has provoked a response from the City of Penticton.
In his letter (published in the Nov. 10 Western News), Donald Deeprose called the road “an utter disgrace to our fair city,” pointing out the lack of street lights, patching and faded yellow centre line.
“It is surely a white-knuckle experience driving to and from the airport at night and much, much more-so on a rainy night when the centre line can’t be seen at all and on-coming headlights are blinding,” wrote Deeprose, who suggested the road needed to be upgraded, by whichever level of government responsible, before a serious accident.
Mitch Moroziuk, director of operations for Penticton, points out that neither the city nor the province has responsibility; the road falls under federal jurisdiction.
The road lies within the boundary of the airport, Moroziuk writes, and is the responsibility of Transport Canada.
Moroziuk said he has spoken with the airport manager Kerri Haybittle-Raffel about the concerns and forwarded her Deeprose’s email.
Senior reporter, Penticton Western News
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