Speed Reduction in Kyte’s Hill Area
The provincial Department of Transportation presented its short-term and long-term fixes for the Kyte’s Hill Drive area of Grand Lake Road, last night.
There have been several serious accidents in the area including a fatality.
A crowd gathered at the Grand Lake Road Fire Hall to hear what’s being proposed for the area after a consultation process that involved the public, police and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
Changes include reducing the speed limit from 80 kilometres an hour to 70 along the dangerous stretch of road.
Signs to let drivers know about the drop in speed limit and the installation of rumble strips are other short term fixes.
Next spring, the province plans to close the Kytes Hill Drive/Grand Lake Road intersection and make improvements at the Yolanda Drive intersection.
In the long-term, that intersection will also be closed and replaced with a connector road, extending Minwill Crescent to Grand Lake Road where a roundabout will be built.
That project won’t happen until 2017 or 2018.