The Town of Drumheller has made a final decision on traffic signs for 7 Ave. in Drumheller on the north end of the Bankview subdivision.
Director of Infrastructure Services Armia Mikhaiel presented council with a plan on Monday, August 27 that makes four key changes.
"The intersection of 1 St, SW and 7 Ave. will be turned into a four way stop sign," he told Drum FM. "10 Ave, SE will be closed east of the intersection of 1 St, SW."
Mikhaiel told councilors both changes were made with information gleaned from a public hearing on the matter, along with interviews conducted with residents.
"By closing 10 Ave. we are pretty much expecting the traffic to take another route, which will be 2 St, SE," he explained. "We don't want to move the problem from one location to the other so that's the reason for converting this from a two way stop sign to a four way stop sign."
"The traffic was taking a shortcut from 10 Ave. so if people are interested in going to Tim Horton's or to the highway, they might take another route, so we want to make sure that we're not just solving the issue on one side; it has to be taken care of from both sides."
The fourth and final change will see a speed hump installed on Elgin Hill Rd. just east of 4 St, SW. The work is expected to be completed by the middle of September.