There are concerns about traffic safety at Grandview Avenue and Highway 6 in Lumby.

There are concerns about traffic safety at Grandview Avenue and Highway 6 in Lumby.

Action demanded for intersection

Lumby council wants the Ministry of Transportation to make improvements to Highway 6 at Grandview Avenue.

Demands are growing to address a dangerous Lumby intersection.

Village council wants the Ministry of Transportation to make improvements to Highway 6 at Grandview Avenue.

“That corner is really unsafe,” said Mayor Kevin Acton.

Council decided to send a letter to the ministry after the issue was raised by Coun. Nick Hodge.

“There isn’t adequate lighting. There is only one light and it is set back from the road quite a ways,” said Hodge.

“It is very dark there at night.”

The other concern is there is no left-turn lane for vehicles trying to access Grandview Avenue from the highway.

“Highway traffic is expected to wait while someone is trying to turn left. People tend to pass on the right,” said Hodge, adding that puts motorists and pedestrians at risk.

Other issues are that the intersection is narrow and there is no signage before the intersection informing motorists that Grandview Avenue is coming up.

“All three vehicles coming from Vernon to my home on Grandview for a dinner party missed the intersection,” said Hodge.

Hodge questions why the Grandview Avenue intersection is in such poor condition when other intersections have adequate lighting, turning lanes and signage.

“The ministry upgraded Catt Avenue a few years ago and it’s time for the Grandview Avenue intersection to meet the same standards,” he said.