By: Korie Marshall
Are stop lights in the works for 5th Ave and Highway 5?
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has been reviewing the design of the Highway 5 and 5th Avenue intersection in Valemount, but won’t say yet if stop lights are being considered.
Spokesperson Daisy Brooke confirmed the Ministry has been reviewing the design of the Highway 5 and 5th Avenue intersection as well as others, and has completed surveys to ensure the most current data is available. She says it is part of ongoing programming and prioritizing of potential projects throughout the northern region. When asked if installing stop lights would be an option, Brooke would only say that data gathered would be used to determine the scope of potential projects.
She did however confirm that no work is currently anticipated at the Loseth Road intersection, just north of the 5th Avenue intersection, after traffic engineers previously reviewed that intersection.
Brooke says the ministry reviewed the intersection with Main Street in McBride last year and local enhancements – speed reader boards and confirmatory speed signs – were installed after consultation with the Village of McBride.
The Ministry says staff continues to monitor the performance of highways and intersections and identify potential locations to include in the ministry’s ongoing programs.