by Tristan Turner
Councilor Nicole Boutestein gave an update about a meeting she had with Alberta Transportation regarding the intersection of 100 Avenue and 107 Street. The Shell, A&W and the Provincial Courthouse intersection has been identified by residents as a particularly dangerous intersection for pedestrians.
Boutestian told Council the Town’s Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Committee, which she sits on, is looking for a solution to make the intersection safer, including potentially adding new solar crossing lights, something Alberta Transportation was not opposed to.
Also discussed at that meeting was the possibility of installing barricades with pedestrian crossing signage to make the roadway less wide in what is often called “traffic calming measures.” Boutestein said that she doesn’t know yet if the barricade solution is the right one, but that it is something the Town and Alberta Transportation is considering moving forward.