Stickle Road

Resident raises concerns about Stickle Road and the highway overpass

As I understand it, the speed limit on Highway 97 from points north to Swan Lake is 100 kilometres per hour. From Swan Lake to Vernon city limits, it is 90 km/hr.

In reality, most southbound traffic is ignoring the speed limit reduction and traveling at 100 km/hr or more right up to and on to the overpass.

As the traffic engineers say, lights at Stickle Road would impede traffic. That is a good thing.

There are a couple launch pads in the southbound lanes at the sharpest part of the curve just at the top of the ramp. If one hits those ramps at 80 to 100 kilometres per hour, especially under wet conditions, traveling south in a positive or clock-wise direction, they will take off in a tangential direction into the lane on their left which could be occupied by someone travelling north.

Jim Davis



Vernon Morning Star

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