Crossing light approved

PORT McNEILL – The Ministry of Highways has given the green light for a crossing light at a dangerous intersection.

Aaron Frost

Aaron Frost

PORT McNEILL – The Ministry of Highways has given the green light for a crossing light at a dangerous intersection.

Coun. Aaron Frost said he has verbal confirmation that a two-year pilot project has been agreed to for a solar-powered crossing light at Campbell Way and McNeill Road/Pioneer Hill Drive, by the ice arena.

Frost said they had hoped to see the lights at the Haddington Crescent crossing as well but an existing flashing light negated that. Mine Road was also discussed. All three crosswalks are used by students to access the community’s three schools.

The next challenge will be to find funding for the crossing lights, said Frost.

“I will be approaching some community groups,” said Frost. “The cost is $7,000 to $10,000.”

The crossing lights would be placed on either side of the highway and be pedestrian activated.