Province leaving line painting to Town of Deer Lake ‘ridiculous,’ says Ball

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The Town of Deer Lake is calling the provincial government out for not painting lines on off-ramps leading to and from the Trans-Canada Highway.

The issue came up at a recent public meeting of town council. Mayor Dean Ball said the province recently paved the off-ramps, but has apparently left it to the municipality to do the painting of lines.

That is not about to happen, said Ball, whose council resolved to write a letter to the province demanding it finish the work its started. Ball said the ramps leading to Commerce Street are particularly busy and an area that regularly sees its fair share of motor vehicle accidents.

He said it is “ridiculous” for the province to offload this safety feature onto Deer Lake, which he said is not the only municipality in the same predicament.

“This is a huge concern for us,” said the mayor. “There is no way we’re going to take this lying down and take ‘no’ for an answer.”

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway.The

Geographic location: Deer Lake, Commerce Street

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