Ever since the railroad divided the residents around the lake from the western growth of Leduc there was been confusion in figuring out who had the right of way and when they had it. With the coming of the automobile the confusion of right of way only increased and often with a bang.
When the streets began to be paved in the late 1940’s and early 50’s the various Leduc councils grappled with the problem.
They installed signs then lights to help reduce the confusion of drivers. But, as the city grew and traffic increased the corner’s confusion continued sometimes with the occasional collision.
Over the years the attempts to improve the intersection of 50 Avenue and 46/47 Streets and the CP Rail crossing proved to be unsuccessful.
Recently the city was able to work with CP Rail to develop plans to improve the intersection and work began earlier this month. With the need to control traffic flow there has been some intial confusion in the changes made to alleviate congestion during construction.
The intersection at the CP Rail crossing will be closed from August 3 and expected to remain closed until September 30. Hopefully this will removed the confusion from confusion corner.