Four-way stop urged for Jack­son Creek Mead­ows

The Peterborough Examiner - - Front Page - JOELLE KOVACH Ex­am­iner Staff Writer [email protected]­ter­bor­ough­daily.com

There could soon be a new four­way stop in a west-end subdivisio­n af­ter con­cerned res­i­dents asked for a traf­fic study.

The four-way stop is rec­om­mended in Jack­son Creek Mead­ows, at Chan­dler Cres­cent and Louden Ter­race.

Chan­dler Cres­cent is the only en­trance into the subdivisio­n off Parkhill Road West.

Louden Ter­race has stop signs where it crosses Chan­dler Cres­cent (which is the through street — Chan­dler Cres­cent has no stop signs at that in­ter­sec­tion).

The study says traf­fic vol­umes aren’t par­tic­u­larly high: roughly 1,700 ve­hi­cles use the in­ter­sec­tion from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Most of the ve­hi­cles travel slightly be­low the speed limit of 50 km/h, the study adds, and there has only ever been one col­li­sion at the in­ter­sec­tion.

Yet the sight­lines are poor, it says, and city staff be­lieve an all-way stop would im­prove safety for driv­ers and pedes­tri­ans.

At a meet­ing Tues­day, city coun­cil­lors will con­sider the idea of adding an all-way stop. If the plan is ap­proved, stop signs will be in­stalled in late fall.

Mean­while, coun­cil ap­proved a new Tim Hor­tons at Chan­dler Cres­cent and Parkhill Road West last year, but there’s no build­ing.

The Hor­tons is be­ing post­poned un­til the com­ple­tion of the third and fi­nal phase of a $26mil­lion re­con­struc­tion of Parkhill Road West, which is ex­pected to be done by Oc­to­ber 2020.

This fi­nal phase of re­con­struc­tion in­cludes new traf­fic sig­nals for Parkhill Road West at Chan­dler Cres­cent (at the Tim’s lo­ca­tion).

Parkhill Road West closed for con­struc­tion in July, with traf­fic into the Jack­son Creek Mead­ows subdivisio­n us­ing a de­tour.

Also on the com­mit­tee meet­ing agenda Tues­day:

New apart­ments on Brealey Drive

A prop­erty-owner wants to put ad­di­tional storeys onto a four­plex on Brealey Drive to cre­ate a to­tal of eight apart­ments — but coun­cil­lors will have to con­sider grant­ing a re­zon­ing first.

The four­plex is on Brealey Drive and Kawartha Heights Boule­vard. A city staff re­port rec­om­mends ap­proval.

Neigh­bours at an open house meet­ing in July at West­dale United Church “gen­er­ally sup­ported” the de­vel­op­ment, say staff.

The gen­eral com­mit­tee meet­ing starts at 6 p.m. Tues­day at city hall on George Street.

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