Grade separations benefit communities

These grade separations have benefited all of these communities tremendously.

I have been reading with interest the letters to the editor regarding the proposed railway underpass crossing at Ross Street. It is not about wait times and other frivolous items. It is about separating vehicle traffic from rail traffic.

If you look around the province and the communities with a major rail line passing through, they all have an overpass or underpass. Follow the rail mainlines and communities such as Houston, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Golden, Revelstoke, Kamloops, Savona, Ashcroft, Hope, Langley and many others all have at least one underpass or overpass to separate the traffic.

These grade separations have benefited all of these communities tremendously. With increased vehicle, rail and pedestrian traffic in future years the need for grade separation will be even greater. Grade separation has the same benefits whether it is highways or railways.

 

Doug Hlina

Salmon Arm Observer

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