The MLA for Inverness County has recently raised concerns in the Provincial Legislature about a local rotary.
Allan MacMaster says the rotary in Port Hastings that leads to the Canso Causeway is in desperate need for upgrades.
MacMaster says the problem has been ongoing for years and must be dealt with.
He says the rotary need a complete overhaul, including changing the way it operates.
MacMaster tells The Hawk he’s been asking for evidence from the government that they are going to change the rotary.
“In question period I asked the Minister of Transportation if any progress has been made on making changes on the rotary,” he says. “I’ve asked that he provide evidence that they are seriously looking at changing the way the rotary operates.”
MacMaster says some people are making decisions in the rotary for the first time and he himself has been involved in dangerous situations in the rotary.
He gave a personal account of a car with United States license plates coming towards him in the wrong direction in the rotary while he was travelling through it.
MacMaster says he has a few ideas of where the funding could come from.
“I do know in terms of where funds could come from to support changes made at the rotary,” he says “[It’s] Money that the government has announced last year in association with their twinning projects that they’re planning in the upcoming years.”
MacMaster says when you consider how many people are seeing the rotary for the first time and how many Nova Scotians are now used to roundabouts, which have different rules then rotary’s it can cause major problems.