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Township keeping 200 Street, 0 Avenue closed to traffic

With the vague possibility of another look, Township council has endorsed keeping 200 Street at 0 Avenue blocked off to vehicular traffic.

The action comes months after 48 property owners, most of them from the High Point development, signed a petition calling for the junction to remain closed.

Only pedestrians, cyclists, riders and emergency vehicles will have access at this location.

In a motion passed on July 11, council agreed to delay future discussions “if any” on making 200 Street a through-road until High Point is 90 percent complete, and surveys of traffic speed and volume on surrounding roads have been completed.

High Point, council was told, is approximately 50 per cent complete.

As a designated disaster route, 200 Street would be activated to move emergency services and supplies in response to a major disaster. Why Township council would consider blocking it off before it reaches 0 Avenue was one of the concerns raised at a public hearing in May.

There has been no access because the isolated area used to be a gravel pit, However, the intersection existed in development plans for High Point, and the Township only kept it closed during the building of the estate to deter construction vehicles from entering the development site from 0 Avenue.

Council also asked staff to examine safety aspects of a horse crossing on 200 Street, after residents and Mayor Rick Green pointed to its poor location on a blind spot at the bottom of a hill.

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