Timmins council is being asked to look at eliminating left-hand turns from Algonquin Boulevard onto Pine Street North.

A request for a report came from Councillor Joe Campbell, one of two council representatives on the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Council.

“It’s the busiest intersection and right now people with accessibility problems, persons with disabilities, are having difficulty at that corner with left turns and we’ve had a couple fatalities there already,” he told Mayor George Pirie and his fellow city councillors this week.

(Bob McIntyre, MyTimminsNow.com staff)

Campbell says the accessibility council thinks banning the left hand turns will solve the problem.

“It’s up to the city,” he tells My Timmins Now Dot Com.  “There may be things we’re overlooking here, essentially. There may be some other issues, but we’re looking for a report.”


Also on a city street, council is considering a temporary speed limit reduction to 40 km/hr on Mountjoy St. S., between Kirby Ave. and Sterling Ave.

Councillor Andrew Marks says heavy truck traffic on the beaten-up street surface is cracking foundations of homes along there.  That stretch is in line to be repaved next summer.