YOU ASKED: Isn't it about time the City got rid of the lane narrowing on the Mission Flats to Summit connector curve? This curve was cut down to one lane way back to prepare for the Singh Street Bridge, which obviously is still far, far in the future. In the meantime, this is a bottleneck for traffic, which doesn't have to be there, especially when you get behind a big transport truck slowly climbing the hill. I think it shouldn't be too much work to widen it out to the full four lanes. Thank you.
— Herb Kimmel
OUR ANSWER: It may not be too much work to widen the curve, but that’s not likely to happen.
City traffic planner Pierre Pouliotte says the area has not been identified as a significant traffic safety issue.
“Given the radius of the existing curve, and the tracking of larger vehicles, a single-lane approach is required,” he said, “and helps to reduce speeds prior to negotiating this curve.”
As for the Singh Street Bridge, that’s an idea that dates back to the late 1970s and has been raised many times over the years by residents who would like another route out of Brocklehurst and Batchelor.
But the project is still likely another 15 years away.