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City planners have dropped the ball


  |  Posted: Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 11:43 am

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Dear Editor,

I for one think the City must stop issuing building permits in the Sierra Springs commercial area (Walmart) until that traffic boondoggle is sorted out. The volume of vehicle traffic going into the area doesnít seem to be an issue at this time.

Other than those motorists going to Calgary or the east side of Airdrie there is only one way out. A serious incident in the intersection of Yankee Valley Boulevard and Main Street, or at the rail crossing near by, is going to hold an awful lot of people hostage. Hence these questions: are we years away from a solution? How long will residents put up with this nonsense? And where is the leadership needed to get things done?

I understand CP Rail has no interest in being part of the solution. So what is it going to take to bring CP and the Province to the table and fast track the overpass at the bottom of 40th Avenue SW? That rail overpass is going to happen someday, so why not now? Sure it is going to cost a lot of money but itíll be less money today than what itíll cost several years down the road.

I have some ideas but I am not the one being paid to show leadership. How about it Mr. Mayor and council? Isnít it time for action?

Michael S. Jacobsen,



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