Better access sought for out-of-town users

A new access should help manoeuvre large RVs more easily out of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum parking lot and into the city of Red Deer, say officials.

A new access should help manoeuvre large RVs more easily out of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum parking lot and into the city of Red Deer, say officials.

Land and Economic Development manager Howard Thompson said the city is looking to build a one-way road to help give easier city access for out-of-town visitors.

Thompson said the existing one-way access winds through the Heritage Ranch recreation area before reaching Cronquist Drive.

It would be replaced with a one-way road that would run from Tourism Red Deer and Sports Hall of Fame headquarters to just north of where the Heritage Ranch entrance gates currently are. No access will be provided back onto Hwy 2 from this road.

As they do now, Thompson said drivers would end up travelling on Cronquist Drive.

The public can see those plans at Wednesday’s open house from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, which is found along Hwy 2 just north of the 32nd Street overpass.

Donna Hateley, managing director for the sports museum, said the new road would make a difference for drivers.

“If they have a big RV or trailer, they have to manoeuvre through Heritage Ranch,” she said. “There’s lots of obstacles.”

She said drivers must observe large rocks placed near the road, cyclists crossing paths and children playing in the area.

“We’re looking for a safer access onto Cronquist Drive.”

Last December, city council approved the spending of $200,000 towards the project.

ltester@bprda.wpengine.com

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