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Council looking into making Toronto Street safer

If you’re living on Toronto St. in Sturgeon Falls, changes might be coming in regards to safety.

At last night’s council meeting, council voted to ask Public Works to take a hard look at the street and come up with various recommendations on how to make it safer.

The issue was brought up by many residents who live on the street, who penned a letter and signed a petition.

The letter states that since the closing of the Dovercourt Rd entrance on Cache Bay Rd last spring, it has created a major increase in traffic on Toronto Street, causing not only a safety issue for residents but also tenants residing on Dovercourt Rd.

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The letter states the high rate of speed traffic is going at is dangerous for folks living on the street as they back out of their driveway. It also states that turning off of Dovercourt and onto Toronto is also a challenge as well as dangerous stating “you feel as if you are playing Russian roulette with your life.”

Public Works has now been tasked with looking at various recommendations from councillors, including signage, re-opening Dovercourt Rd, speed bumps, lights, etc.

West Nipissing CAO, Jay Barbeau, said staff will try to get the recommendations for the first council meeting in January.

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