The warden of Antigonish Co. says municipal officials are still waiting to hear back from their provincial counterparts regarding a pair of dangerous intersections.
Councillors first brought up their concerns with the intersection of Beech Hill Rd. and Trunk 4 in September.
After June’s regular municipal council meeting Tuesday night, Owen McCarron, the warden of Antigonish Co., said the ball is in the court of provincial officials at this point.
“We’re still waiting for more detail from (the Department of) Transportation- they’ve done the study, (but) they haven’t released it yet, it’s at the executive level we’re told,” he said. “However, there was another accident (Tuesday afternoon), and we’re impressing on them the need to come up with a solution.”
McCarron said education is a big part of the solution.
Concerns regarding the intersection of Hwy. 4 and Rte. 16 in Monastery were brought up at May’s regular council meeting.
After Tuesday’s meeting, McCarron said provincial officials are still in the planning stages when it comes to that intersection.
“We haven’t heard anything official from the Department of Transportation– we’re waiting to hear more,” he said. “Certainly, at this point, they’re looking at options how they best address how that interchange intersects with the old number 4.”
McCarron said they haven’t heard any official word on the future of the Tracadie Volunteer Fire Department building, which is located near the intersection.
He said they’ve been told it could be part of the overall plan for the site.