Improved safety could be coming to Oak Ridge Drive

March 25, 2021   ·   0 Comments

By Sam Odrowski

Orangeville Council is looking to improve safety around Oak Ridge Drive after an impaired driver crashed between two houses last Thursday (March 18).

Coun. Lisa Post and Coun. Todd Taylor met with residents from Oak Ridge Drive over the weekend where they shared their concerns about a car missing the turn along the street and landing in their neighbour’s front yard, taking out a tree and barely missing the houses.

“The neighborhood was quite concerned about what was going on and we spent a fair bit of time talking to them about what potentially we could do in the short term,” said Coun. Taylor to Orangeville Council during their March 22 meeting.

“That group is going to get together and figure out exactly what they want to do and what they’re going to advocate for, but in the short term, Coun. Post and I would like to advocate for the following: and that is that we would install a portable speed sign on Oak Ridge Drive between Island Lake Public School and the turn.”

The other request is for signs warning of the upcoming bend on Oak Ridge Drive on the north side of the road near Graham Crescent.

This led Coun. Taylor and Coun. Post to bring forward a joint notice of motion, notifying Council that they’ll bring a report forward to make a decision on the matter for their next meeting, which is slated for April 12.

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