Highway medians in Nanaimo need to be better maintained, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

Highway medians in Nanaimo need to be better maintained, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clean up highway medians

Letter writer would like to see a ‘proper’ job done tidying medians on parkway and old Island Highway

To the editor,

How many years is it going to take for the City of Nanaimo to co-ordinate with contractors to maintain the traffic island and medians throughout the city? Specifically along the length of the old Island Highway and the Nanaimo Parkway, which have not been done properly for a long time.

Why is it that the medians are left until they are overgrown and the weeds go to seed before the weeds are cut?

Why is it that when the maintenance is actually done, a street cleaner does not follow to finish the job? (The median gets cleaned, but the refuse is left on the streets to accumulate again.)

There are traffic islands and medians in this city that have not been done properly for several years. A very visible example is the median along Front Street near the transit exchange.

I do appreciate the fact that the medians and traffic island along the parkway have improved recently, and wish to encourage further improvements in care and attention to this matter. It is encouraging to see that the newer medians are designed to minimize the weed problem and I hope as the rock-filled medians are refurbished, this issue will be addressed.

I have lived in this city for almost 80 years and would really appreciate driving the length of Highway 19 and 19A and to see that a proper job has been done.

Bill Leynard, Nanaimo

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