City of Kimberley to meet with Ministry of Transport

MOT seeks community input for 10-year transportation plan

Mayor Ron McRae will be attending a meeting with the Ministry of Transportation this week, as the province seeks input on transportation priorities for their 10-year transportation plan.

Kimberley has a number of issues, but Coun. Kent Goodwin thinks the most important is that of the St. Mary Lake Road and getting the province to take control of it as an arterial highway. The City of Kimberley has been fighting for several years to have the province retake control of the road, to no avail.

Goodwin says getting the province to agree could potentially save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.

There was some discussion on whether to present just one issue or all. Counc.Don McCormick said he would like to see all the issues raised, to get them on the radar screen, while Goodwin said taking one issue and hammering away at it might be more productive.

In the end it was decided that McRae would bring up the St. Mary Road first and feel out whether the MOT would be receptive to a more extensive list.

Other issues include the Overwaitea Hill and the Wallinger Avenue bridge.

 

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