Park Street problem has fallen on deaf ears

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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BIBLE HILL - Little has been accomplished to fix a busy transportation link that is prone to closures because of flooding.
The Municipality of Colchester County sent information about Park Street to the region's three MLAs before the past election and has since given it to Truro-Bible Hill MLA Lenore Zann and Premier Darrell Dexter. County officials raised the issue with the provincial officials in the wake of another closure last winter.
"It's fallen on deaf ears so far," Mayor Bob Taylor told the Truro Daily News.
"We've been pretty frustrated ... (but) it's something we're not going to be letting up on."
The street closure results in people coming and going to town using other routes such as the bridge connecting Main Street, Bible Hill with Walker Street, Truro. The street was closed for a couple of days in December, including a day right before Christmas when traffic was heavy around town.
"We are working to try to get it done. We know the problems and issues it causes," the mayor said.
Taylor said he has recently talked with new member of Parliament Scott Armstrong about flooding issues and seeing if there are federal programs the county might be
able to access to address concerns in the county.

Organizations: Truro Daily News

Geographic location: Park Street, Colchester County, Walker Street

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Recent comments

  • Gail
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    There are many horrible streets in Truro to fix before Park St.

  • Karen
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    I think there are more important things to worry about than Park Street having to be closed a few times a year due to flooding.

  • SMc
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    Flogger from NS -- great comments. Agree completely.

  • Doug
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    It is frustrating at times but for the sake of 3 or 4 inconvenient days per year, when are we going to stop spending millions to fix every little issue that arises. We are not in the financial position to be able to afford this. In order to solve the problem, the road has to be raised on stilts and the bridge has to be replaced due to the arch the bridge has. Costs would run between 15 to 25 million and drag along with it our tax rates all for the sake of 3 or 4 days per year

  • Richard
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Not to worry...didn't Lenore Zann say during the election that she was going to fix this. So relax. I'm sure it will be taken care of.

  • Dan
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    There are definately more important things that money can be spent on in our area rather than 1 street which is closed a few days a year. As so many people are quick to point out it is a flood plain and is prone to flooding. No surpise there, so why all the stories and studies being done. Just money and time being wasted.

  • Flogger
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    You're dead-on Gail; Truro's streets are in deplorable shape. Truro Town Council seems to have forgotten that our tax dollars should be used for infastructure and basic services, not pie-in-the-sky ideas that appease special interest groups. Let's get back to basics. Spending millions on Park Street is foolish.

  • dave
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    the mayor just loves to spend other peoples money - doesn't he.

  • Aurora
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    They should have thrown the money wasted on Inglis Street into Park Street renovation instead. :)

    Sorry I had to say it!