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No traffic light at Fort Macleod intersection

Steps will be taken next year to slow traffic on Highway 3 in Fort Macleod.
But that won’t include installation of traffic lights at the intersection of Highway 3 and 18th Street near Jon’s Independent Grocery.
Town of Fort Macleod chief administrative officer Sue Keenan updated council on discussions regarding traffic at the east entrance to town.
Keenan made her report at the Dec. 10 council meeting at the G.R. Davis Administration Building.
The RCMP, town staff and Alberta Transportation got together on Dec. 6 to discuss the concern.
“We had a very, vey good meeting,” Keenan said.
While Alberta Transportation won’t commit to installing a traffic light at the intersection, it will take other steps.
Those steps include flashing lights instructing motorists to reduce speed as they enter town, as well as enhancements to the pedestrian crosswalk.
A transportation survey will also be revisited to provide up-to-date statistics on vehicle traffic.
“We’re going to continue to have discussions with them,” Keenan said.
A traffic light would be too close to the railway crossing, and the amount of pedestrian traffic also does not warrant one, council was told.

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