Positive public feedback to updated design for Pakenham pedestrian crossovers

By Ashley Kulp, InsideOttawaValley, September 16, 2019 If at first you don’t succeed, try again. The Municipality of Mississippi Mills received positive feedback from residents and business owners on its second attempt at the Pakenham pedestrian crossover design for County Road 29 at the intersections of Jeanie Street and Elizabeth Street/Waba Road. The revised designs were available for view at a public information centre Sept. 9 at the Stewart Community Centre in Pakenham.

“Just to be clear, this design does not include bumpouts,” Mississippi Mills chief administrative officer Ken Kelly stressed.

The original concept passed by Missississippi Mills and Lanark County council last October, included bumpouts, which caused concern for the agricultural community. To allow for the bumpouts, the street would be narrowed to include two travel lanes, instead of the two travel lanes and two parking lanes that exist now. Farmers worried the turning radius wouldn’t be wide enough to accommodate their heavy machinery.https://www.insideottawavalley.com/news-story/9599516-positive-public-feedback-to-updated-design-for-pakenham-pedestrian-crossovers/?s=n1?source=newsletter&utm_source=ml_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_email=6cf0e4c8dfed7b7e28f22e123857e24f&utm_campaign=ovhp_61135&utm_content=a03

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