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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Decision Made On Reopening Of Autumn Avenue

Quispamsis Town Council has decided Autumn Avenue will remain closed to through traffic. 

Town Engineer Gary Losier estimates traffic would increase from 85 to 90 vehicles a day up to as many as 21 hundred. He also says the town would have to spend 200 thousand dollars or more on making roadway improvements to Autumn Avenue if it were reopened. 

Town Solicitor Richard McPhee has determined the closure was done properly back in 1984 despite claims to the contrary by those who argued for the reopening of the street. 

Town Councillor Pierre Rioux says he didn't think it was proper to turn residential streets into shortcuts.

Another Councillor Emil Olsen had suggested a study be done to determine how much additional traffic there would be should Autumn Avenue be reopened.