SURREY (NEWS 1130) – A South Surrey MLA says it’s time for a change after yet another fatal crash last week at a busy intersection in Cloverdale.
There are no lights or barriers at the intersection of 176th St. and 40th Ave., and Stephanie Cadieux says she’s seen a number of close calls there over the years because traffic moves so fast.
“I’m curious as to why there is no barrier or no lights when all of the other crossings are controlled crossings,” she says. “There are now lineups of people waiting to cross and make turns onto the highway and my fear is that people are getting impatient when they’re there.”
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Cadieux is now asking the Ministry of Transportation why this is the only uncontrolled intersection that crosses such a busy highway.
“It’s tragic when someone loses their life in what could have been a preventable circumstance. Certainly this time, coupled with my own observations of the increasing traffic in the area, I thought it was time to ask some more questions and see if it wasn’t time for a change there.”
ICBC statistics show there have been 63 collisions in the intersection between 2013 and 2017. There were casualties in 31 of those incidents.