I have sent emails to MLA Kubinec, talked to her on the phone, and met with Alberta Transportation representatives months ago to suggest temporary solutions to make this corner safer.
My previous contact with [MLA] Kubenic was last spring around the time of the provincial election. I would like to illustrate my suggestion graphically. I met with two representative from Alberta Transportation, in person at the Cardiff corner at the request of Kubenic, and showed them the problem and a viable solution until the overpass was constructed. This suggestion is shared by many and is not a stroke of genius. Anyone who drives out of Morinville knows what needs to happen.
The basics of the suggestion was to move the northbound exit lane (onto Cardiff Road) to the east by one lane width and extend this new exit lane to the south further than the present one. Where the old turning lane was then becomes a dividing median separating the thru traffic from the right exiting traffic. This permits a clear of northbound traffic for the motorists turning south (left) across onto Highway 2 southbound.
After meeting with Alberta Transportation for about 20 minutes I had the feeling that they were there only to appease Ms. Kubenic. After that, I heard nothing from Alberta Transportation or Ms. Kubenic and assumed that construction on the overpass would begin this spring (now).
I also note that Morinville Town Council has said nothing to speak of since a further delay was announced a few weeks ago [Mar. 10].
I know that our firemen and ambulance drivers shake in their boots when they get a call to this corner hoping that it`s not to collect more dead bodies or seriously injured men, women and children from our community.
Let`s have a meaningful update from [MLA] Kubinec with specific dates and deadlines.