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Saturday , 24 July 2021

Banning left turns on main street update from town council

There was a brief update at last Tuesday’s Bonnyville town council meeting on the proposed banning of left turns from main street to the intersections of 49th Street and 50th Avenue (corner of Brosseaus and Sylvestres’ Sporting Goods) and 46th Street and 50th Avenue (Sobey’s corner) from 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm.

The policing committee will request a provincial report that could shed more light on whether it’s even possible to do.

“It did go to the police committee. It did end up being a lively discussion,” said Mayor Gene Sobolewski on The Morning After

“The support of the ability to have the left turns or the prohibs [prohibitions] or anything like that is essentially up to the province because this is Highway 28. So what the policing committee tried to do is get a copy of the intensive report that the province has worked on for three years.”

The suggestion to ban left turns at certain roadways originally came from councillor Rene Van Brabant in June.

Alberta Transportation will need to be involved in approvals regardless of what the Town decides.

“We want to get a copy of that report…and then the committee will take a look at that and make a recommendation. The bottom line on that is stay tuned.”

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.