The warden of Antigonish Co. says municipal officials are satisfied with the response they received from their provincial counterparts regarding a dangerous intersection.
Councillors first brought up concerns regarding the Trunk 4 intersection in the Beech Hill area in Sept. 2017.
In Sept. 2018, Owen McCarron, the municipality’s warden, said studies on the intersection had been done months ago, and the wait for information was frustrating.
After October’s regular municipal council meeting Tuesday night, McCarron said they’ve since heard back from Lloyd Hines, the province’s transportation minister, and it seems progress is being made.
“They are looking at a few different pieces of design work in Halifax,” he said. “He assured us that they are going to let us know just as soon as they get more of the pieces in place.”
McCarron said things have improved at the intersection in the meantime.
“It’s been a little quieter around that intersection, and hopefully people are watching it a little closer- I know there’s lots of publicity around it,” he said. “We are certainly working with the minister and his staff to make sure that a successful resolution is had there.”
McCarron said provincial officials haven’t provided a timeline for potential changes, but any construction likely won’t start until the spring at this point.
He said municipal officials want to ensure the right design and solution are found.