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Monday, July 30, 2012

Residents Worried About Intersection

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Brockton makes Concession 10 and Sideroad 30 a four way stop to make it safer.

A number of residents just west of Elmwood have complained about a rural intersection.

Concession 10 and sideroad 30 has been the scene of several fatal collisions -- and Brockton is taking steps to make it safer.

In the last six months -- four significant collisions have occurred at this intersection, the most recent one claimed the life of a local high school student in June.

Local resident Cheryl Leifso know all to well about the dangers of the intersection.

In November, her husband Brent was seriously hurt in a crash and is still recovering from a head injury after someone ran a stop sign and broadsided his truck.

Residents describe this section of highway as a "speedway" especially during the morning commute.

Leifso says something must be done to make it safer -- and she believes a hill on sideroad 30 only adds to the problem.

Leifso presented Council with a 50 name petition from neighbouring residents calling on Council to take action.

She suggests a flashing light and rumble strips would make the intersection safer.

While Council considers this request, the municipality has agreed to turn the two way stop into a four way stop using oversized stop signs.

Leifso calls it a positive move.

Paul Ahrens is also pleased with Council's action.

He too was recently involved in a crash when someone ran the stop sign and broadsided his vehicle.


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