Intersections have county council’s attention

ANTIGONISH: County council is waiting to hear back on a pair of intersections.

Owen McCarron, Warden for the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, says a study done on the Beech Hill intersection is in the hands of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. McCarron said council was told the study remains at the executive level.

McCarron said council is anxious to hear back on what can be done to make the intersection safer, pointing to a collision that took place at the intersection the day of the council meeting.

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“We’re impressing on them the need to come up with a solution,” said McCarron.

“Every day you travel there, you see something that makes you scratch your head, so we’re hoping that they’re going to soon come up with a solution or some recommendations that might ease some of the pressure that’s happening there.”

McCarron said council brought the intersection to the department’s attention around eight months ago. He said they are also waiting to hear back on the Highway 4 and Route 16 intersection in Monastery.

“At this point, they’re looking at options how to best address how that interchange intersects with the old #4,” said McCarron.