Action sought on Mabel Lake roads

Demands are growing to ensure safety on two sections of road going to Mabel Lake

Demands are growing to ensure safety on two sections of road going to Mabel Lake.

The Ministry of Transportation is being asked to reduce the speed on the Enderby-Mabel Lake Road and upgrade the Lumby-Mabel Lake Road.

“We want to highlight the deficiencies in the road, especially towards the provincial park,” said Rick Fairbairn, rural Lumby director, of the road in his area.

“The state of the road is quite often dangerous.”

A petition was recently launched by the South  Mabel Lake Property Owners and it demands improvements to the road.

“There is a large amount of traffic, especially in the summer,” said Fairbairn of vehicles travelling to the provincial park, as well as logging trucks.

On the Enderby-Mabel Lake Road, there is a call to reduce the speed limit from 80 to 50 kilometres an hour at the Kingfisher Community Hall.

“If we slow people down, it will alleviate a lot of the issues. There is a lot of congestion,” said Jackie Pearase, rural Enderby director, referring to boat trailers and pedestrians.

“If the speed limit is reduced to 50 kilometres an hour, the police will then have a tool to do something about it.”