To the editor,
So Stellarton? Potholes? Man we have them. They are a huge issue. And I do mean HUGE. What to do? Well, immediately everyone says "REPAVE" but is that the best answer? Our main street is a throughway for trucks heading to Sheet Harbour as well as logging trucks heading to Trafalgar. These large trucks exact a horrible toll on roads that were not designed for them. Is there a solution? I believe there is.
In my opinion, the best solution is to give the trucks a clear path to the highway. Imagine if we pushed a road from Beaufort Street in the Industrial Park, clear through past the town limits. It would have to be a joint effort between the county the town, the province and the federal government, but this is the kind of project they get behind as it's a highly visible project. It would save our roads, reduce traffic and make it safer and easier for the truckers as well. Of course we still need to repave sections, but the potholes would be a lot less under my plan.
This would be a tremendous project for all involved…. So good in fact, it will probably never be done.