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Friday, May 24, 2019

Lights For Farrell Drive

Tiverton | by John Divinski  

Kincardine and Bruce County to split costs of street lights for roadway.

Kincardine council has voted to shed some light on the intersections of Farrell Drive and County Road 20 at the Bruce Energy Centre.

Bruce County and Kincardine will split the $60,000 cost of some new street lights.

At its May 22nd meeting, it was learned that the traffic trying to negotiate Bruce road 20 onto Farrell Drive or vice-versa is becoming more a challenge because of increasing use.

Senior Project Manager of 7 Acres, Dan Piggott, brought the story to council looking for financial help to better light the two intersections.

Councillor Bill Stewart says the county has already put in its share of the money to get the job done.

Kincardine's Director of Public Works Adam Weisher says the total $60,000 cost would cover the costs of the hydro connections and street light upgrades required to illuminate the two intersections.

These are not traffic lights but simply lighting to help with negotiating the intersections.

Piggot says thousands of vehicles are using the area right now to the Energy Centre and those numbers are expected to grow in the next year.

7Acres has the support of other firms within the Energy Centre, along with Bruce Power itself.

Piggott says he's aware of several near misses at the intersections because they can't be seen as clearly as they should, especially in the winer when driving conditions can deteriorate.

Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie supports the move and says there could be more changes coming in the future, as it pertains to County Road 20 and Highway 21.

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