Opal Road at Rock City Road. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Accept change at Opal Road

I am going to assume this change wasn’t made lightly, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Opal frustrations creating danger, Letters, Feb. 25.

I live in the Sherwood Forest area and I too enjoyed using Opal Road as a short cut to Uplands Drive, but now that this change has been made I accept it. I am going to assume this change wasn’t made lightly and that the city must have agreed with the residents that this street was never meant to be used as a thoroughfare or the city would not have spent the money to make this change. As far as the safety concerns that were brought up, in my opinion there is no more of a safety concern for people or traffic now than there was before. I have seen people come off of Opal Road on to Rock City Road and make an illegal left turn instead of turning to the right as they’re supposed to, my solution to that would be make Opal a dead-end road, end of story.

So people, please stop complaining, accept that it’s now a little more inconvenient than it use to be and get on with your life.

Barry Watson, Nanaimo

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Opal Road was never dangerous until it was blocked off

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: All drivers should get to use Opal Road, not just residents


The views and opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the writer and do not reflect the views of Black Press or the Nanaimo News Bulletin. If you have a different view, we encourage you to write to us or contribute to the discussion below.

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