robin kuniski/for metro calgary
Ald. Ric McIver hopes to put an end to a “piecemeal effort” when the city puts forth future plans for Macleod Trail.
The Ward 12 representative will ask council at its meeting today to approve a call for city administration to come back with recommendations for a co-ordinated plan to improve Macleod Trail intersections.
McIver wants to make sure Calgarians are getting the most bang for their buck when it comes time to put money into improving the commute along one of the city’s busiest corridors to the downtown.
“It’s important as we get closer to the time where we have to spend that money to make sure we’re spending it so the whole corridor works better,” said McIver.
“In other words if you’re going to spend a bunch of money you’re going to need to get somewhere rather than just another 200 metres down the road.”
McIver said the primary emphasis has to be on getting rush-hour commuters through the area as efficiently as possible.
He identified intersections at Southland and Heritage Drive as areas in need of upgrading and that the city should look at the number of new left-turn lights on Macleod.