A few things across our news desk lately…
Fringewood Drive traffic study begins
The City of Ottawa has begun an Area Traffic Management (ATM) study to examine potential for traffic calming measures along Fringewood Drive.
Fringewood is one of many streets in Stittsville experiencing problems with drivers traveling too fast. The study will look at measures such as speed bumps or narrowings, Coun. Shad Qadri says in his latest newsletter.
As the project continues, the city is asking residents to provide feedback online. The survey is open until Sept. 9.
Chicanes on Rosehill Avenue
Will this put an end to the “Rosehill Expressway”?
The city is looking at installing some chicanes on Rosehill Avenue between Santolina and Mazon Streets.
It’s a type of traffic calming measure that curves segments of the road inward, requiring drivers to occasionally yield to incoming traffic.
Coun. Shad Qadri says in his newsletter to contact City Clerk Rick O’Connor with objections by Aug. 13:
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Flooded dog park
A developer that was draining water into the Shea Woods has been told to stop.
This newspaper was copied in on some emails on Friday between concerned residents and Coun. Shad Qadri about it.
Ron Coleman also reached out to us with some receipts.
“The result has been a very large area now being turned into a swamp full of brackish and filthy milk-coloured water that is saturated with clay and stone dust,” Coleman said. “I can’t imagine what the area will look like once the water is absorbed with all those pollutant sediments left behind.”
Later in the day, Qadri responded saying the city visited the development site and told them to knock it off.
“The developer will not be pumping water into this area any longer, instead they will be directing it into the storm pond,” Qadri wrote.
Fellow resident Betty Harris sent along a photo of the aftermath on Monday.
The Shea Woods is a cedar forest located southeast of Holy Spirit Church and a popular spot for dog walkers. Last year the city agreed to purchase it for $1.5 million from CRT Developments, who is building nearby.
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