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O’Leary wants centre-city St. John's traffic review

['<p>St. John’s Coun. Sheilagh O’Leary </p>']
['<p>St. John’s Coun. Sheilagh O’Leary </p>']

Ward 4 Coun. Sheilagh O’Leary is calling for a centre-city St. John’s traffic study.

O’Leary, a candidate for deputy mayor in the upcoming election, says the problems with speed and heavy traffic on Winter Avenue — subject of a one-way pilot project — are affected by the traffic patterns in the neighbourhoods around it.

O’Leary said she made a formal request earlier this week to the police and traffic committee for a review of traffic patterns in that part of her ward.

 “The intersection of Carpasian Avenue and Empire Avenue has been problematic for a very long time,” O’Leary said in a news release. “A review would let us know the full scope of the problems in the whole area and allow staff to make recommendations for solutions that would serve all the residents.

 O’Leary voted with other councillors to approve staff recommendations of temporary traffic-calming measures.

Vehicles can’t enter the street from King’s Bridge Road.

However, she says, the focus should be a long-term solution.

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