BIBLE HILL – The Village of Bible Hill is looking into another way to address the desire for a crosswalk on a busy street.
Village officials have been trying to get a crosswalk at the Vimy and College road intersection, however, the Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Department will not allow it because that section does not have the required stopping sight distance.
Last week, village officials met with transportation and engineer representatives to discuss if there were any other options to address safety in that area.
“There’s no way they’ll approve” the original Vimy/College intersection crosswalk request, village clerk Bob Christianson reiterated at a village meeting Tuesday night.
However, it’s possible a crosswalk could be placed mid-way between the Vimy/College intersection and where the current crosswalk is near the Dal AC’s Langille Athletic Centre on College Road. That would put a crosswalk in front of the Dal AC library.
“We need to make a decision soon,” said Christianson, adding the topic will again be discussed in the new year.
Commissioner Lois MacCormick said a “couple of residents” have contacted her, both suggesting a reduction in speed along College Road would help solve the problem. They suggested the Dal AC’s school status could help with the request.
Commissioners said the speed zone is 50 km/hr in that area so there probably wouldn’t be a reduction.
“I could look into legislation but I don’t think a university qualifies” as a traditional school zone to reduce speed, said Christianson.