Agassiz traffic committee will address rural road problems

Decision stems from unified complaint about speeders on rural roads

A traffic committee has been selected to help address issues in rural areas of Agassiz.

Residents in the areas around Whelpton, Tuyttens, Mountain View, Fir, Ashton and Pioneer approached council as a delegation this spring to say they were tired of their neighbourhoods being used as a raceway for commuters.

They suggested council put up signage, close the road to through traffic, or create traffic diversions such as speed bumps to divert cars, trucks and motorcycles back onto the main roads.

Council agreed something should be done, and decided to strike up a committee for that purpose. The committee include Mayor John Van Laerhoven as chair, and Dave Hastie, Jim Klop, Jonathan Sutton, Mark Kemball from Kent Institution, Bill Thompson from Mountain Institution and Roberta Boden from Rimex.

One of the complaints was that prison and Rimex workers from out of town use the road instead driving through Agassiz.

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