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QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES
The 100 Street / Cardiff Road / Highway 2 intersection is now a genuine safety hazard. South Glens is completed, Cardiff is growing, and the southbound turn onto Highway 2 is most often a half-blind turn when traffic is in the slowdown lane. I have read the 2004 Transportation Master Plan on the town website in detail, and this intersection was seen as a major safety priority, and absolutely nothing has been done in the six years since. To make matters even worse, there are further proposed developments across the road from South Glens in Sturgeon County (Deer Haven) which will cause further congestion and collisions. Alliant Engineering proposed a) signalization of the intersection, b) construction of a channeled right turn lane, or c) reducing the posted speed on Highway 2. They also stated that the town immediately needs to move the intersection East 285 meters and start preparing for an interchange on the site, and neither of these actions has even been started yet either.
Which of the alternatives would the candidates be pursuing, or is there another better alternative that they will choose?