Speed bumps added

As a temporary measure to improve safety, speed bumps have been added at the stop signs on Quinpool Road at Victoria Road North.

As a temporary measure to improve safety, speed bumps have been added at the stop signs on Quinpool Road at Victoria Road North.

Maarten Stam of the municipality’s public works department said neighbours in the area approached the municipality after a recent accident at the intersection.

There have been accidents at the intersection in July and September of this year, as well as numerous accidents at the same corner in previous years.

Stam said he was instructed by senior staff to install the speed bumps, but added that the bumps are not intended to be a permanent solution to the traffic concerns in the area. “We’ve been discussing this intersection with ICBC every year,” he said.

The sight lines at the intersection have been mentioned as a safety factor, in the past but Stam said the municipality does not own enough land in the area to adjust the intersection to improve sight lines.

A four-way stop has also been discussed with ICBC as a possible solution.

At present, stop signs are in place on Quinpool Road, but not on Victoria Road North.

Another suggestion has been for a flashing beacon at the intersection, as an alert to motorists.