The Town of Drumheller held a open house yesterday at the Badlands Community Facility regarding traffic intersections in the Bankview area.
"We are here to collect opinions on two intersections, 1st SW with 7th Avenue, along with 10th Avenue, and the idea is to talk about different options that are available for these intersection to help with traffic flow, and make sure the communities are safe. Tonight is to hear from people, collect opinions, so that we can go away and make the best options for those places," explained Julia Fielding, Communications Officer for the town of Drumheller.
The meeting was put in place after many complaints about the recently changed direction of the stop signs on 1st SW and 7th Avenue was completed.
The other topic discussed was the newly installed speed bumps, just down the road, on 10th Avenue.
Residents of that community are concerned about people using the road as a shortcut and speeding through.
Many in the area are concerned about speed, and the safety of their children when playing outside.
The town provided options for each issue, and had residents at the meeting, place stickers on the option they liked best.
An additional paper was handed out for those who didn't agree with any of the options to voice what they would like done about the intersections.
"A four way, of course, was a better option and from looking at the boards now it looks like that is the only option" said Josh Scott, a resident of Bankview.
Scott has previously fought for drivers to slow down by placing signs in his yard back in 2016 and placing many calls to the RCMP.
As for 10th Avenue, he thinks more speed bumps is the answer.
"After they put a bunch of speed bumps, like they are proposing to do, I don't think they are going to have that big of a concern. They can probably carry on what they are doing and carry on from there," continued Scott.
If you would like to express your opinion, there is an online survey available until July 29.