Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Council Wants Light At Highway-Stickle Site

Posted on 6/13/2016 7:30 PM by Pete McIntyre 107.5 KISSFM
Vernon's mayor doesn't think there will be a fourth proposal for Highway 97 and Stickle Road. Akbal Mund made that comment after the other council members all said they wanted a traffic light at the intersection north of the city, which the Transportation Ministry has ruled out. Mund is the only council member supporting the ministry's plan. "It's a compromise, and I know they are not going to get a light after the second session (open house on the plan), so we have to work for something that is safe for our residents, and if that's a safe compromise, I can live with that. I'd still like to get a light, but I know it's not going to happen," Mund tells Kiss FM. Councillor Brian Quiring says it will be a disaster with large trucks using the 20th Street extension going through commercial and residential areas to reach the highway. Meantime, during a session with council Monday, Transportation Ministry officials told the city, there are no plans for a bypass or an extension of 27th Street for at least the next 25 years. However, a southbound right turn lane is in the plans for Highway 97 and 43rd Avenue to relive the congestion at the Vernon Square intersection.

No comments: