Vernon St. crosswalk improvements underway

Construction project aims to address poor visibility at Stanley intersection.

Crews from Castlegar’s Maglio Installations were hard at work on the crosswalk at the intersection of Vernon and Stanley Tuesday morning.

The crosswalk at the intersection of Vernon and Stanley streets in Nelson, down from the Hume Hotel, is used by over 200 people daily, but suffers from poor visibility something that’s now being addressed by an in-progress construction project.

“The goal of the project is to improve pedestrian visibility at this location,” Ministry of Transportation district engineer Ryan Oakley told the Star.

“Pedestrian visibility is important for motorists to have enough time to see that a pedestrian is waiting to or actively crossing the road, react, and bring their vehicle to a safe stop.”

Oakley said they’re implementing improvements including bump-outs on both sides of the highway and an overhead LED sign. There will also be median street lighting and sidewalk let-downs to help people with wheelchairs or strollers.

The contract value for the project is $214,000 and will be shared between the Ministry of Transportation and the City of Nelson.

Maglio Installations of Castlegar was the successful bidder on the project.

 

Just Posted

Toronto Police ID Nelson man as naked shark tank jumper

David Weaver, 37, is wanted on mischief and assault charges

LETTER: Beware those towing the party line

Reader Bob Malcolmson questions CORE

Michelle Mungall’s baby first in B.C. legislature chamber

B.C. energy minister praises support of staff, fellow MLAs

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Leafs Roundup: Nelson goes 3-for-3

Leafs beat Creston Valley, Osoyoos and Spokane

VIDEO: Monday Roundup!

Elections stuff, youth homelessness, WEED!

U.S. pot firms urge Trump to dominate North American marijuana industry

Cannabis producers claim the U.S. is “rapidly losing” its competitive advantage to Canada

Battle resumes over speculation tax on B.C. vacant homes

Opposition calls it ‘fake’ tax that is reducing housing supply

Around the BCHL: Merritt, Chilliwack and Coquitlam early-season surprises

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s going on in the league and throughout the junior A world.

Federal government tables bill to transform prisoner segregation

Administrative and disciplinary segregation will be eliminated by Ottawa

CFL expecting little to no impact from legalization of marijuana in Canada

The league tests only for performance-enhancing substances and not recreational drugs like cannabis

BCTF wins grievance over teacher shortage in public schools

Arbitrator found Chilliwack school district did not hire enough on-call teachers or librarians

Workers at BC Interior mill strike as negotiations resume in Kelowna

Picket lines went up at 4 a.m Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Tolko Lakeview Division in Williams Lake

Most Read