Four-way stop urged for Jackson Creek Meadows
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.