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Truck route overhaul needed in Grande Prairie

A local trucking company has approached the City about issues with current routes throught Grande Prairie.

Bill Turner of Wapiti Gravel says problems have been developing quicker than expected with the growth of the city.

“Frankly, there’s an urgent need to consider a complete bypass of the city as all of the major centres in Alberta are addressing with the ring roads in Edmonton and Calgary and even little places.”

As a short-term solution, he’s hoping the City will allow trucks to drive on 100 Street between 97 Avenue and 101 Avenue to avoid zig-zagging through the downtown core.

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Turner argues travel time downtown would be cut by two-thirds.

Another suggestion from the Community Safety Committee was to look at extending Resources Road to 108 Avenue.

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