Contentious crosswalk improvements should be ready by fall

By Cecilia Nasmith

Students returning to Cobourg Collegiate Institute and C.R. Gummow Public School in September should notice a difference at the troublesome crosswalk across King Street at Abbott Boulevard, Cobourg council heard this week.

Director of public works Laurie Wills confirmed that the work in a motion put before council is expected to be done by the end of August.

The motion referred to work recommended by Wills in her staff report – enhanced pavement markings and installation of permanent flashing yellow warning lights within the community safety zone (resulting in reduced speeds and increased speeding fines).

The motion includes a direction to staff to monitor the situation and report back to council in October if further improvements are recommended – costs of which are to be considered in the 2020 budget deliberations.