Skiers, please take it easy on road

New signs at Little Heffley alert drivers to be watchful.

New signs at Little Heffley alert drivers to be watchful.

LITTLE HEFFLEY — A bit of signage can go a long way to helping resolve a problem.

A few weeks ago I was asked by a couple of residents at Little Heffley Lake for help getting some signage encouraging drivers going to and from Sun Peaks to slow down in their area.

Speeding by ski commuters is a concern for residents all along the road but at Little Heffley there are two particular reasons for this — children who cross the road to the public wharf during summer, and several driveways that exit off the road.

I was willing to pay for signage from my director’s discretionary budget if need be, but the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure took a look at the area and installed signs at both ends of the stretch in question, warning drivers it’s a shared roadway and to watch for pedestrians.

Thanks to residents Lynne MacKenzie and Paula Gelbanks for bringing the issue to my attention, and to Jeff Saby of the ministry for arranging for the signs.

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