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Meeting set to discuss Cardiff intersection

by Ashley Janes

A private meeting has been scheduled for Nov. 18 to discuss the future of the Cardiff Corner intersection. MLA Maureen Kubinec, the Minister of Transportation, Honourable Ric McIver, Mayor Lisa Holmes, Sturgeon County Mayor Tom Flynn, and Deputy Mayor Gord Putnam will all be in attendance. Shortly after Council’s Swearing In Ceremony on Oct. 29, Kubinec said that she had spoken with McIver who agreed that a meeting should be set to discuss further development of the intersection in order to make it safer. When asked about the meeting, Kubinec said that she was optimistic they would make progress… […]

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Morinville

Mayor and Deputy Mayor to meet with Transportation Minister

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Mayor Paul Krauskopf and Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes are set to meet with Alberta’s Transportation Minister, Ric McIver, May 29 to discuss the Highway 2 / Cardiff Road intersection.

During a presentation at the Morinville Rendez-Vous Centre Wednesday afternoon, Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec said she has been advocating for the province to do something to make the intersection safer than it presently is… […]

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Morinville

Council approves Highway 642 Functional Plan

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – More than a year’s work on improving economic opportunities in Morinville’s downtown core was approved by Council May 14 with a unanimous vote. Administration and Council believe the Highway 642 Functional Planning Study is the right plan, one to create a long-term plan for 100 Avenue that ensures traffic and pedestrian safety while easing the issues that have stalled development and redevelopment in Morinville’s downtown core… […]

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Morinville

Highway 642 Open House draws public feedback on roundabouts

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The idea of roundabouts in Morinville’s downtown core drew questions from some of the 50 residents and business owners who came out to hear the latest progress on the Highway 642 Functional Planning Study (FPS) Thursday night. The Town and province believe the project will create a long-term plan for 100 Avenue that ensures traffic and pedestrian safety while easing the issues that have stalled development in Morinville’s downtown core.

The FPS deals with provincial Highway 642 (100 Avenue) from Highway 2 to East Boundary Road, a stretch of road that is under the jurisdiction of Alberta Transportation. Both the Town and province are looking to find some alternative to the standard FPS… […]

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Morinville

Open house to revisit the future shape of Morinville’s downtown area

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Seven months after the Town’s last open house on the possible shape of a future downtown Morinville, the Town is planning another event that indicates the preferred shape is likely to be round. Morinville’s Planning and Development Department will hold a public open house on the Highway 642 Functional Planning Study (FPS) Apr. 25. The event will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. A formal presentation on the project will take place at 7:15 p.m.

The purpose of the FPS is to develop a long-term plan for 100 Avenue that ensures traffic and pedestrian safety on the road, deals with long-term access management into properties off the highway, determines future road requirements and required right-of-ways to allow for growth… […]

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Morinville

Cardiff Road interchange off the table with provincial budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Hidden in the depths of Budget 2013-2014 and in the tweets of Twitter comes the revelation the Cardiff Road interchange project has been postponed indefinitely.

In a Twitter question to Parker Hogan, Press Secretary to Rick McIver, Alberta’s Minister of Transportation, HCouncillor Lisa Holmes asked for an update on the Cardiff interchange… […]