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Pedestrian light added to boost safety on Trunk Road

Duncan’s first solar-powered traffic device is coming to the crosswalk at Ypres Street and Trunk Road.

Council decided Tuesday city taxpayers would spend more than $16,000 on the pedestrian–activated flashing beacon due to jaywalking concerns and risky traffic volumes at the crossing currently sporting safety lines and a safety island.

“There’ve been a number of close calls there,” Councillor Sharon Jackson said of the crosswalk between Tim Hortons and Sands Funeral Home.

Making matters worse, eastbound traffic, coming toward the crosswalk is on a hill, promoting gravity-fed speeding, she noted.

Some drivers have also made illegal left turns from Timmy’s near the crosswalk, she said.

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