TRURO DAILY NEWS
BIBLE HILL – Village of Bible Hill officials are hoping to see a safer way to cross the street at Allison and Bigney avenues.
During a commission meeting on Tuesday night, commissioners agreed to submit a request for a crosswalk at the intersection of the two streets, which run along Pictou Road, to the Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Department. The site would have to be studied by the department for availability, usage and other criteria before a decision by the department is given to the village.
The proposed project, which would include an overhead crosswalk sign, is estimated to cost $14,000, said commissioners. If granted permission, the project would not happen this budget year.
“There’s no money in the budget this year. If approved by (the transportation department) we’ll put it in the budget for next year,” said commission chairman Tom Burke.
Commissioner Sharon McLean is pleased to see the area addressed.
“It’s been requested before … there’s such a distance between area crosswalks that you have to go to Tim Hortons or the central school,” McLean said. “And there’s a lot of seniors there.”
One road project in the village that will go ahead is sidewalk repairs on Blanchard Avenue and Pictou Road.
“(Blanchard) has been in dire straights for years,” said McLean, of the project that’s expected to cost $70,000.
The work should be completed by Aug. 31.