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New 4-way stop installed at Alberni Highway and Hirst Avenue in Parksville

Recommendation of city’s 2016 transportation master plan
(City of Parksville photo)

A new four-way stop has been installed at the Alberni Highway and Hirst Avenue West intersection in Parksville.

Drivers are now permitted to turn any direction and pedestrian crossing opportunities were improved by requiring vehicles to stop before entering the intersection, according to a news release by the city.

The four-way stop was a recommendation of the city’s 2016 Transportation Master Plan and replaces the old two-way stop and turning restrictions.

Along with the new four-way stop, new pavement and road markings were put in place on the Alberni Highway at Hirst Avenue West and at Memorial Avenue.

Memorial Avenue is next on the list for paving, but first, crews must finish the concrete for curbs, sidewalks and Memorial Plaza. As spring progresses, residents will start to see new landscaping features on Hirst Avenue West, including gardens, planter baskets and trees.

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“With paving, concrete, air spading, and overhead utility removals, it is a busy day on site – great to see with the nice weather. The project team is excited to see these finishing touches come together and these projects completed soon,” reads the release.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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