Ross crossing studied

Pedestrians who don’t feel safe walking across four lanes of traffic at the bottom of Ross Street hill have prompted a study on whether a signal crossing is necessary. The City of Red Deer will study the area at the bottom of Ross Street near Coronation Park for the next several weeks.

Pedestrians who don’t feel safe walking across four lanes of traffic at the bottom of Ross Street hill have prompted a study on whether a signal crossing is necessary.

The City of Red Deer will study the area at the bottom of Ross Street near Coronation Park for the next several weeks.

Shyam Kansal, traffic operations engineer with the city, said the city will conduct traffic counts west of 43rd Avenue.

“We’re hearing complaints from citizens that they’re not getting enough of a gap or they are not feeling safe in crossing that location,” said Kansal on Tuesday.

The engineering study should be done in a few weeks.

“We’re sending out our staff to work on it this week,” said Kansal.

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