Reopen Broadway Bypass In Elko

Reopen Broadway Bypass In Elko

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Anissa Haarstad started this petition to Canfor Elko Division and

The community of Elko is reaching out to try to get help to avoid an injury or death in our community due to the mass amount of traffic that travels through daily. Our children and community members don't feel safe while on the road due to drivers speeding through.

Each day, we have community, mill, Main Roads, Silver Springs and contractor traffic coming through town. Not everyone that comes through Elko drives accordingly and goes much faster than they should be. 

We have reached out to our local MLA Tom Shypitka, our RDEK representative Stan Doehle, Canfor and The Ministry Of Transportation and have received little to no help from all of the above mentioned. 

We have been told via email that "The 30km/hr tab was not supported by our traffic engineers at Elko, nor was a speed reduction for the community as a whole.  Traffic engineers base speed limits on the 85th percentile of traffic speeds.  This is representative of the speed drivers feel safe travelling, providing them the ability to respond to traffic/pedestrians/etc".

Opening broadway again would bypass traffic through town, down the old "logging road" and would be a much safer alternative than coming through town.

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