Seniors get crosswalk on 98th Street

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A new crosswalk is expected to be installed in the city.

In early February, a group of concerned senior citizens submitted a letter to City Council, asking it to review the safety of 98th Street.

The residents say there is too much traffic on the road and senior citizens have a hard time crossing and unloading their vehicles.

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Councillor Evans proposed to have the the crosswalk installed at 98th and 110 Avenue, but Councillor Ackerman thought the interesection of 98th Street and 108th Avenue would be more efficient. [asset|aid=993|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4c25c96276a74a6c14627325fbafbf4b-crosswalk ackerman 1_1_Pub.mp3]

Staff will purchase two pedestrial activated solar-powered flashing amber lights at the cost of $5,383.50. City Manager Dianne Hunter says construction will begin soon. [asset|aid=994|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4c25c96276a74a6c14627325fbafbf4b-Hunter 1_1_Pub.mp3]

The speed limit will remain the same on the road, and council will work with the RCMP to identify trends in speed zone violations.

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