After 20 minutes with no movement at the Barrydowne intersection, I changed lanes and proceeded onto Barrydowne Road to Lasalle Boulevard. Traffic on Lasalle was also moving at a snail’s pace.
It had taken one and a half hours to travel from North Bay, and an hour and 15 minutes to arrive home to Anderson Avenue in the West End.
As a weekly visitor to North Bay, it doesn’t matter which day we return to Sudbury. There is traffic chaos entering the city.
We have talked about Maley Drive for 25 years, and so far while traffic has increased tenfold on the Kingsway or Lasalle, plans for Maley are still in limbo.
With the expansion at Vale and the ferrochrome production facility in Capreol, as well as the School of Architecture in the downtown area, we will experience an increase in our population and a massive escalation of vehicles on our roads in the next five years.
Our councillors spend more time worrying about store hours, a farmer’s market which is a waste of taxpayers dollars and parking on Elm Street, where traffic is already impeded every 90 minutes with CPR trains travelling through the city.
Out-of-town visitors have complained for years about the traffic flow throughout the city. Obviously, our councillors have no perception or vision for the immediate future of the Greater Sudbury area.
Next election, let’s vote for anyone else except the incumbents who are presently on city council.