Regional district officials want a traffic light  to improve safety at Stickle Road and Highway 97

Regional district officials want a traffic light to improve safety at Stickle Road and Highway 97

Action sought for dangerous Highway 97 intersection

Regional district lobbies for traffic light at Stickle Road

A dangerous intersection needs improvements, according to the Regional District of North Okanagan.

Directors voted Wednesday to ask the Ministry of Transportation to install a traffic control light at Highway 97 and Stickle Road, in the Swan Lake corridor.

“We saw two extremely close calls where brakes locked up and horns were honking,” said director Bob Fleming, who recently did some landscaping work along the stretch.

The intersection has been the site of numerous accidents over the years, including some fatalities.

The regional district has asked the ministry for changes to the intersection before but no action has been taken to date.

See more in Friday’s Morning Star.