A delegation appearing before the regional district board on March 7 presented a petition to the board to request improvements to Lakehill Road in Kaleden.
Petitioners Kim Denis and Gwen Owen want the regional district to pay for a $6,000 for an engineering study as a means to kickstarting the project and attracting the attention of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Denis told the board that the road posed a safety threat to pedestrians, because there was no designated walkway. She also noted that it provided a connection to the KVR trail at the lake and was a major thoroughfare for Kaleden residents.
The petition presented to the board contained 183 signatures, but another presented to provincial authorities contained 225 signatures.
Denis asked the board for two resolutions:
– to pass a motion for a $6,000 conceptual engineering study.
– that the regional district make a request to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to rebuild Lakehill Road with an adjacent pedestrian corridor.
Kaleden Director, Tom Siddon replied that money for the study could be found in the area’s budget, noting that the ministry might “need some push” from the regional district to start moving on the project.