Town of Qualicum Beach considers warning device at Laburnum

'The last thing we want to see is someone seriously hurt at that intersection by vehicle-pedestrian conflicts'

Qualicum Beach town council will be working with ICBC to install a signal warning device at the intersection of Claymore Road and Laburnum Road. Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer told council on Monday night that Qualicum Beach Elementary School has had a number of issues with traffic on Laburnum Road going up the hill. He said there have been some close calls with kids on the road.

“The last thing we want to see is someone seriously hurt at that intersection by vehicle-pedestrian conflicts,” Luchtmeijer said.

The warning device will be similar to the push button devices on Memorial Avenue and Village Way, Luchtmeijer said, adding that it will give traffic a bit more of a heads- up. Council also approved two events with street closures.

The first is the Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon’s Big Bike event which will be held June 1. The Big Bike event will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will start and finish in the parking lot across from Qualicum Foods. The second is the legion’s Canada Day Celebrations Parade on July 1. The parade will start at Memorial Avenue and Fourth Avenue, heading down Memorial Avenue to Veterans Way where it will then head toward the legion branch.

— NEWS Staff