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Traffic major issue at Ward 13 debate

Traffic congestion and confusion along the former ring road area continues to be on the minds of Ward 13 constituents.

Traffic congestion and confusion along the former ring road area continues to be on the minds of Ward 13 constituents.

People living in the spanning southwest ward believe the 37th Avenue interchange is the number 1 ward — and city — issue, according to many at a Civic Camp forum last night featuring current alderman Dianne Colley-Urquhart and three rival candidates.

Woodcreek Community Association President Phil Barg said congestion along Anderson Road and 14th Street SW continues after the city failed to come to an agreement for the ring road with the Tsuu T’ina nation.

“I think there needs to be four lanes and it needs to start moving. Just look at Anderson Road at seven in the morning,” he said.

Urquhart said the city needs to move to ease the congestion as soon as possible. Rival Sandy Jenkins said a ring road deal can still be reached and thinks the city needs to “get it done.”

Civic Camp has a mayoral candidate tonight at the University of Calgary.

 
 
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