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Tired of all our one-way streets? Check this out!

Ways of converting some of our one-way streets into two-way streets will be presented to the public on December 6
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NEWS RELEASE
CITY OF SAULT STE. MARIE
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The City of Sault Ste. Marie has initiated a study to convert its downtown one-way streets to two-way streets, namely Bay, Queen, Albert and Wellington Streets. A public information session is scheduled for Dec. 6 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Russ Ramsay Board Room at the Civic Centre to hear comments and suggestions. All are welcome to attend this session as city staff and consultants will be available to discuss the project.

“The city’s new Transportation Master Plan recommends considering this conversion to benefit downtown business and livability; introduce new pedestrian, cycling and driver safety features; and improve overall accessibility through the downtown and the waterfront,” says Carl Rumiel, design and construction engineer with the City of Sault Ste. Marie. “The main conversion disadvantage is the cost, for example of new curb work and traffic signals, utility relocations and property acquisitions which is why it’s essential for us to present potential solutions and offer an opportunity for the public to provide input and suggestions.”

Downtown street operations have changed dramatically since one-way streets were first installed 60 years ago. Alternative ways of converting the one-way streets will be presented to the public. The study is being conducted as a Schedule B project in accordance with the province’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process. All members of the public are welcome to attend, and city staff and the consultant will be available to discuss the study.

The City’s study web site can be found here.  

If you would like to be included on the project mailing list, have any questions or wish to obtain more information on the project please contact Carl Rumiel at 705-759-5379 or email c.rumiel@cityssm.on.ca.

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