City of Duncan needs a viaduct for traffic on the highway to bypass town

Duncan – The highways ministry did a survey in October 2005 about the possibility of a bypass for Duncan.

The possibility of a Duncan bypass was explored as part of this study and it was determined that the high costs and impact to business and private owners outweigh the forecast travel benefits. A bypass such as the one in Nanaimo will never be built in the Cowichan Valley.

Instead, my suggestion is that a viaduct be built. This viaduct could be four lanes, starting just past Beverly Street heading south, and ending on the other side of the bridges crossing the Cowichan River before Boys Road.

Signs before the viaduct would state viaduct for through traffic and the highway there now for Duncan localities. This would immediately get rid of the bottleneck we currently now have. Viaducts are common in the United States, and construction costs of a viaduct would be quite reasonable.

Joe Sawchuk

Duncan