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Traffic turnaround planned for spot near Salmon Arm’s Foreshore Trail

Drivers currently using trail parking lot, driveways to turn
The City of Salmon Arm is constructing a traffic turnaround at the end of Harbourfront Drive NE, at the start of the dirt road access to the Foreshore/Raven Trail parking lot. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Soon the parking lot at Salmon Arm’s Foreshore/Raven Trail will no longer be needed as a traffic turnaround at the east end of Harbourfront Drive NE.

Nor will residential driveways.

To serve this purpose, the city is constructing a new turnaround where the paved road currently ends and the dirt road access to the trail parking lot begins.

“Currently, the only place to turn around is in the foreshore trail parking area,” said city engineering and public works director Rob Niewenhuizen. “This area can become quite congested with vehicles at times and it becomes very difficult for the City’s larger equipment to turn around. The purpose of the new turnaround will help to improve safety during our winter snow clearing, etc.”

Niewenhuizen added the turnaround will also alleviate concerns the city has received from Harbourfront Drive properties over the years regarding vehicles using their driveways to turn.

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Lachlan Labere

About the Author: Lachlan Labere

Editor of the Salmon Arm Observer, Shuswap Market, and Eagle Valley News. I'm always looking for new and exciting ways to keep our readers informed and engaged.
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