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Kawartha Lakes to look at traffic calming measures for a stretch of King Street

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

KAWARTHA LAKES: The City of Kawartha Lakes will look at potential traffic calming measures for a stretch of roadway on Lindsay's King Street.

At a Committee of the Whole meeting, on Tuesday, February 7th, Ward 5 Councillor Eric Smeaton provided a memorandum, requesting City staff to report back to Council, in the third quarter of this year, with options and recommendations, as well as potential budget impacts, regarding traffic calming on King Street, between Lindsay Street and Logie Street.

"This artery has become an area to bypass Queen Street," Councillor Smeaton said. "There's only one stop sign [on] the whole route, from Lindsay Street to Highway 36."

Councillor Smeaton wrote in his memorandum, "residents and Kawartha Lakes Police Services [members] agree there is a major safety concern, in terms of speeding on this stretch of road."

Ward 6 Councillor Ron Ashmore supported this initiative.

It's so narrow and dangerous to get back and forth, East and West on that street," he said. "There has to be something done there. I thank [Councillor Smeaton] for putting this together."

As the decision was made at a Committee of the Whole meeting, this decision still needs to be ratified at the next regular council meeting.

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