Taylor open house next week to discuss Highway 97 and Pine Avenue improvements

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Plans for the project include adding signals to the intersection, adding pedestrian crossing from frontage roads across the highway, lengthening the turning lanes on Highway 97, and adding dedicated left turn lanes from Pine Avenue.

“This project will significantly improve safety at this intersection as it is difficult for residents to cross the road without signals, and several days a year this area receives heavy fog creating unsafe conditions for drivers,” Peace River North MLA, Pat Pimm said. “This open house is your opportunity to engage with project leaders and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on how to improve this section of road an intersection in Taylor.”

This is a partnership project between the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the District of Taylor, with funding coming from both the province’s Oil and Gas Rural Road Improvement Program and from the District of Taylor.

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“Taylor has been advocating for a fully signalized intersection for many years. It will allow school age children to safely cross the highway, improve walkability, and provide safe access for industry within our community,” District of Taylor Mayor, Fred Jarvis said. “We would like to thank MOTI and the province for their commitment and support of this important project.”

Work is expected to start July 2015 and be completed September 2015.

The open house will take place at the Taylor Community Hall, 9896 Cherry Avenue West, between 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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