Traffic problems mounting due to Cape Roger Curtis development
To the editor:
Copy of a letter to Mayor and Council Members,
I am writing with concern to the density of traffic we have had to endure with the ongoing development of Cape Roger Curtis.
I sit here today watching a continuous flow of cement trucks pass by our home on White Sails Drive. All day long these heavy trucks and various other large vehicles (pumper trucks, gravel trucks, loaders etc) pass by.
In addition to this, there are the various service and trade vehicles that use White Sails Drive to access the development.
Since Cape Roger Curtis commenced the development of their property, they have used our road as the primary access road. We have endured upwards of 10 logging trucks a day in and out, we have had flatbed trucks bringing in all sorts of commercial logging and blasting equipment, countless dump truck loads of fill, paving trucks, cement trucks, and of course all the North vehicles that use White Sails Drive to access the development on a daily basis.
Two years ago, Cape Roger Curtis used Tunstall Boulevard and White Sails Drive to supply the hydro, cable and telephone services to their development. In the process, they tore up the side of our road, parts of the road itself, drilled rock and made a terrible mess. For two days they drilled rock in front of our house and the amount of constant vibration that shook our home was horrible. We were left with a huge crack in our concrete foundation and a summer riddled with noise and construction. Another issue is the fact that our road is constantly covered in a film of oil and gas that leaks from some of the many vehicles that use our road to access Cape Roger Curtis. The amount of wear and tear on our road has been devastating.
So here is my question; why is White Sails Drive still being used as the primary access road by the developers of Cape Roger Curtis? I understood that they were to provide their own primary access via Thompson Road and that White Sails Drive was to be the secondary access. How is it that Cape Roger Curtis is now in phase three of its development, and have not yet brought in their own primary access road? They have had the privy of using our road for a huge portion of the heavy development of the area, and in the process have deteriorated our street and have contributed to heavy levels of traffic and noise in the area. We have not complained in the past because we thought this access was temporary, but as time has gone on, there is no evidence of Cape Roger Curtis working on Thompson Road for access to their development. What happened??
We are becoming frustrated with the negative impact CRC is having our neighbourhood.. Now that homes are starting to be built, another onset of construction vehicles are on their way. These are not small homes either, the amount of resources to be trucked in will be tremendous. This could go on for years, and we in Tunstall Bay are being subjected to all the negative impact. There are absolutely no benefits to us. I know we are not the only ones in the neighbourhood that feel this way, but unfortunately not many people take the time to publicly complain. So with this letter, know that there are many others with the same concerns.
Patricia Fentie and Wolf Wichmann
White Sails Drive