Thorold City council has approved a traffic study of the Tupper Drive and Richmond Street area, as part of the city’s traffic calming program.
“Part of what we’re going to look at on the Tupper and Richmond overpass are ways to mitigate the noise,” said the city’s director of public works and community services, Geoff Holman, during Tuesday’s city council meeting. “Maybe there’s an opportunity for noise attenuation through landscaping or fencing.”
Monsignor Clancy Elementary School is near that intersection, so Councillor Carmen DeRose wondered if the study would be carried out during the school year.
As ThoroldToday reported, come September Monsignor Clancy will amalgamate with St. Charles Elementary to form a new school on the current site of Monsignor Clancy.
“There’s going to be a huge influx of children walking in that area,” said Councillor DeRose. “I know your traffic study results are going to be affected by the time of the year. Do we keep that in mind when we do the studies?”
Mayor Terry Ugulini said that he already asked the region to keep a close eye on the increased traffic in the area when the school year starts.
“I would like to see that become one of those camera zones eventually,” he said.
The traffic study will be carried out by RV Anderson Consulting Ltd. and will cost the city $10,000 plus HST. Councillor DeRose said he applauds the initiative.
“I hope the next council even expand the budget and tries to expand this program,” Councillor DeRose said. “It serves its purpose and it makes me feel safer anyway in our community.“