To the editor,
The Trans-Canada Highway connects one end of Canada to the other. It is Canada’s major roadway.
The majority of this is twinned, allowing each direction of traffic its own highway. Separating travellers from oncoming traffic thus making for safer travel.
However, there are still a few parts of the Trans Canada that are yet to be twinned. A dreaded SINGLE LANE HIGHWAY. Between Sutherlands River and James River, Antigonish, 37 kilometres to be exact, it is still a single lane highway.
Sadly this stretch of highway has claimed many lives. Possibly, some of these lives could have been spared had the highway been twinned. With the onset of summer and increased traffic my hope is that this stretch of highway does not lay further claim to drivers.
is time… time for our government devise a plan to twin this highway within the next five years.
This will benefit you the reader, your family members and your friends that have all had occasion to travel on this highway. This is for the safety of all.
Please let your MLA know that action needs to be taken. A plan needs to be put into place by our provincial government then acted upon. Twinning is not a luxury, it is a necessity. You can make a difference, we all have a voice.
Tammy MacLaren, New Glasgow
Mom, driver, voter, taxpayer