Roundabout site needs better signs

There is a control marking at the roundabout that is extremely dangerous

A left-turn arrow on the pavement at the construction site for the roundabout on Highway 5 directs traffic into oncoming vehicles

A left-turn arrow on the pavement at the construction site for the roundabout on Highway 5 directs traffic into oncoming vehicles

Editor, The Times:

There is a control marking at the roundabout that is extremely dangerous. If you are driving north on Highway 5 and want to turn left to go up into Wells Gray Park, the left turn arrow painted on the pavement guides you directly into oncoming traffic. It couldn’t be marked any worse.

Between the two of us, my wife and I have seen at least nine vehicles turn into oncoming traffic. Once the drivers of each of these vehicles has realized they are driving into oncoming traffic they have panicked. A few times the drivers have just driven through cones to get out of way, a few times the other drivers coming at them have realized what is happening and have made room for them, one time a driver tried to back up onto the highway but couldn’t, of course, because he was backing into oncoming traffic.

I am surprised there hasn’t been a serious accident. These markings should be corrected immediately or there should be a flag-person there at all times.

Patrick Stanley

 

Clearwater, B.C.