Bible Hill politicians consider installing another flood gate at Park Street

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BIBLE HILL – Bible Hill officials want to see another gate erected on Park Street to deal with flooding.

Village commissioners discussed the issue on Tuesday night during a committee meeting. They are in favour of putting up a flood gate on the Bible Hill side of Park Street, similar to the gate placed on the street on the Truro side.

“A few people called me to ask why the gate is only on the Truro side,” said commissioner Donna van Kroonenburg. “We have removable barricades but people do move them. It’s a safety issue and I think we are beyond a barricade. We need something more concrete.”

Village officials acknowledged the initiative would require the input of the Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Department and it’s possible the gate would be an expense to the village.

“I think it would be money well spent,” Van Kroonenburg said.

Village chairman Tom Burke suggested the transportation department also be asked if sandwich boards could be erected throughout the area during flood situations.

“Maybe they could go at the end of College and Pictou roads and maybe Ryland Avenue” to inform residents of street closures.

Burke said that could also help reduce traffic jams.

“It takes half an hour on Main Street (during a flood) to get into town,” Burke said.

The village expects to write to the transportation department for feedback to commissioners’ suggestions.

Twitter: tdnMonique

Organizations: Infrastructure Renewal Department

Geographic location: Park Street, Bible Hill, Ryland Avenue

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  • facepalm
    January 15, 2014 - 07:28

    Too funny. I like how they try to take the spot light off the real problem with the news of putting up a simple gate. This gate should have been put up at the same time the first one was installed. Why would you not? It's about as dumb as fencing in half your yard to keep the dog from running away. As far as cost goes. How much does it cost to set up barricades? I've never seen it done, but if its like anything else the town or village does. It must take 6 to 8 workers.

  • John
    January 15, 2014 - 07:21

    Nothing is going to relieve the flooding. It'll just keep idiots from trying to drive through.

  • Billy Bob
    January 15, 2014 - 07:01

    Forget about asking the government for funding as this area for whatever reason re-elected an NDP candidate. Still can't figure that whole thing out.

  • Sherry
    January 14, 2014 - 21:27

    How is adding another food gate on Park St.gonna help relieve the flooding?