Red Deerians keep saying road extension is a necessity

Fifty-seven per cent of the public said keep the Molly Banister extension

The City of Red Deer’s council members are debating the Molly Banister Drive extension again.

In 2012, they decided to impose protection for a roadway to possibly extend Molly Banister Drive. They thought that the increase in traffic from a population of 60,000 to 188,000 would see a need for Molly Banister Drive to accommodate the eastside traffic.

The 2020 Red Deer city council members decided that they don’t see a need for this anymore and would like to remove the right-of-way, so that a developer can build 50 houses along Piper Creek, where the road allowance is supposed to be.

Fifty-seven per cent of the public said keep the Molly Banister extension; 43 per cent said no.

Coun. Frank Wong brought it up that in thousands of responses, that is the ratio.

Wong also brought up that Advocate polls showed similar numbers.

Does Red Deer need 50 houses built along Piper Creek, or should Red Deer keep a right-of-way for a possible extension of Molly Banister Drive to accommodate future traffic?

Brenda Berresford, Red Deer

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