MLA says Stickle proposal may require review

A large crowd attended a public open house Wednesday to look at the ministry’s proposed T intersection

Growing opposition to a Ministry of Transportation plan for Stickle Road has Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster calling for further scrutiny.

A large crowd attended a public open house Wednesday to look at the ministry’s proposed T intersection at Stickle Road and Highway 97, with most demanding a traffic signal.

“The reason to have public input is to see what people think and we got our answer,” Foster told The Morning Star.

“We will have to take a look at this. I will be having a conversation with the (transportation) minister over the next few days.”

Foster says he still believes the T intersection concept is the best way to go at Stickle Road but he insists concerns from residents, local government leaders and businesses must be considered.

“The concern here is safety and we will have a long discussion before a final decision is made.”

Among those slamming the current proposal is Mike Macnabb, BX-Silver Star director.

“I’m not sure they are listening as they should,” said Macnabb of the ministry.

Macnabb disagrees with the ministry that a signal will delay motorists and cause accidents.

“There are lights all over the place – Aberdeen Road and College Way.”